Age 83, died in hospice after losing a valiant battle against a host of illnesses. A second-generation American with grandparents from Poland and Russia. Marc grew up in Detroit, New York City, Silver Spring, Maryland, and Washington D.C.
He attended Brandies University and received a BA in history. There he met his wife of 42 years, Judith M. Jacobs. They lived and raised their family in Washington, DC. He worked in both the Federal Government and in private consulting firms and he earned a MS in Public Administration from American University. He wrapped up his working life with 17 years served in the U.S. Secret Service and then retired to Rochester, NY.
He believed strongly in community service. He served as president of the Bethesda Jewish Congregation and sang in the choir there and at Temple B’rith Kodesh. He volunteered as a civilian member of the US Park Police’s bicycle team and volunteered with the security team at St. John’s Meadows.
He was an avid bicyclist, reader, follower of national politics, a skilled amateur photographer and woodworker. He loved old cars (a true Detroiter), music, having any meal at a diner, fudge, chocolate chip cookies, ice cream, and all things peanut.
He loved his family most of all. Marc was predeceased by his beloved wife in 2004. He is survived by his son Stephen Jacobs (Patricia Ann Durr) and daughter Liane Jacobs (John Joseph McDonald) grandchildren Zoë Durr Jacobs, Noah Durr Jacobs, Jonah McDonald, Evelin McDonald, and his long-time sweet-heart Eleanor (Elly) Volpe.
Marc was a member of Temple B’rith Kodesh (2131 Elmwood Ave.) [MAP], where his service will be held on WEDNESDAY, July 28th at 1:30 PM. For those who cannot attend, the service will be streamed on the Temple’s Youtube channel or by CLICKING HERE.
The family will receive friends at 69 Eastland Avenue on TUESDAY, July 27 at 6 PM with minyan at 7:30 PM. [MAP].
Donations in Marc’s memory can be made to the American Cancer Society [LINK], the Chesapeake Bay Foundation [LINK] or the Alzheimer’s Association [LINK].
Please consider celebrating his life by going to your favorite diner, taking a bike ride, or enjoying some ice cream.