Adolph Walter Jacobs

Jun 18, 1922 - Aug 24, 2012


Adolph Walter Jacobs

The” Last of the Mohicans”, he would say with a chuckle…. Adolph Jacobs was the youngest of 8 children of Lebanese immigrants, Helen Nemir Jacobs and Mike Jacobs. He was born June 18, 1922 in Odessa, Nebraska and grew up as a “farm-boy” in Kearney, Nebraska. As a boy, he loved to ride his bicycle and was known to tote his nephew in his basket. Adolph graduated from High School in Grand Island, Nebraska and served in the Navy. He received ‘honorable discharge’ and a letter of pride from “the Greatest Navy in the World” in 1945.  

Adolph loved to dance, the jitterbug was his favorite and according to his nieces, he mastered it well and all the girls wanted to jitterbug with him. After service in the Navy, he was a restaurant manager where he met and later married Beverly Ann Baker in 1950. Together they owned and operated Café 81 in York, Nebraska before moving to California in 1957.

In later years he shared company with his siblings in Southern California, Las Vegas and Carmel and enjoyed stage shows, jazz festivals, card games and slots. He had great will to live; he survived heart surgery and battled three types of cancer. In his final decade, he was known for his competitive poker game and care for his grandson and companion, Andy. He was loved and cared for by dear friends and the nursing and care staff at Eskaton, Fair Oaks who lovingly called him ‘Papa’. He said a final good-bye and let his body rest on August 24, 2012 after celebrating his 90th birthday. His spirit lives on in those he knew and loved.

He is survived by six children, DiAnna Scoggins, Cynthia Spencer, Robert Jacobs, Paula Jacobs, Lori Corder and Tara Evers, and 6 grandchildren.

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