Norma Jacobs

Born: 02/28/1929 Passed:

Norma Jacobs (nee Clancy), age 92.

On December 19, 2021 the last surviving child of Patrick and Charlotte (nee Kazimour) Clancy went to be with Jesus our Lord and Savior.

Preceded in death by her husband of 63 years Thomas and first born son, Tommy (AKA E.Z. Niedziejko), sisters Patricia (Lenny) Franta, Jean (Bob) Schweikert, Elaine (Andy) Gibel, Bernice (Norm) Siewko, Bobbie (John) Tyrpak, brothers Terrence (Nancy nee Gallager), Dennis (Sue nee Paulick).

Survived by children Bernice, Michael (Dominika), David (Christine), grandchildren, step-grandchildren, great grandchildren, step-great grandchildren and four-legged companions Graycie and Jethro (AKA Jack).

Norma spent the majority of her adult life as an excellent home maker for her husband and four children. After raising her children she returned to the work force as a legal secretery. A job she enjoyed for ten plus years until she retired. While raising her children (every winter) she spent months meticulously planning our annual family camping trip. Every summer we camped our way across the country for two to three weeks visiting as many National and State Parks as possible. The destination was different every year. She loved camping and exploring this country with her family. Our parents instilled a love of nature into their children through our family camping vacations. The remainder of the summer was spent in our backyard swimming pool with friends and family who were always welcome to come over for a swim and of course a loud game of Marco Polo. Through the years mom allowed a variety of “pets” in our home; turtles, tad poles, dogs, cats, fish, brine shrimp, snakes, hamsters, gerbils and bird (love birds).  Norma was an excellent cook and baker. Her decades long Christmas Cookie Baking tradition will continue as she passed the baton on to her children, grandchildren and friends.

Norma was always honest, always caring, always supportive, always generous, always patient, always kind, always faithful, always hopeful. Greatest of all always a loving wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, neighbor and friend.

Life is filled with events of letting go. Norma will be greatly missed. Our loss is your loss too. God bless you all who knew and loved her.

Per Norma’s request there will not be a formal funeral service or visitation. We will have a family gathering some time after the holidays. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to your favorite Christian organization in honor of Norma.


10 Tributes to Norma Jacobs

  1. David Jacobs says:

    1), Mom you be greatly missed.
    2). Bernice would not allow me to put in the obit “almost alway patient”. You were as near as a Saint as Imaginable.
    3). Sorry we did not include all the “pets” Norma allowed in our home: Turtles, Tad Poles, Dogs, Cats, Fish, Brine Shrimp, Snakes, Hamsters, Gerbils and birds (Love Birds).

  2. Linda (Zanow) Carlson says:

    Norma Jacobs (“Mrs. Jacobs”) was the mother of my very best friend (Bernice), and a dear friend to my own mother. We lived next door to the Jacobs family for the formative years of my life, and by extension, the Jacobs family influenced me in ways untold. Mrs. Jacobs was the perfect example of an honest & loving Christian woman, a devoted wife, mother, daughter and sister. She exuded a sense of calm, but was funny, charming and witty, as well. I will miss her on my visits to Bernice… the sound of her voice and of her laughter. My sincerest condolences to the Jacobs (& extended) family on the loss of this most treasured and delightful, unselfish and wonderful woman. I hope to help continue the Christmas cookie-baking tradition with Bernice for years to come, as an ongoing tribute to her mother.

  3. Mark Obral says:

    In my backyard I have pool.I should have called it the Jacobs pool.I put the pool in my house right after I got married because I had a magical childhood with the Jacobs and Zanows. Mrs. Jacobs was an incredible lady. My mom and dad loved Mr. and Mrs. Jacobs and so did our whole family. She treated me like one of her own and treated all of us with respect and love. She loved life and loved to smile. She also raised some incredible kids in Tom, Michael, Dave and Bernice. When the Jacobs family went on those incredible vacations the Obral’s and the Zanows would count the days for their return. I loved your mom and will miss her dearly.

    • David Jacobs says:

      Thank You Mark

    • Anonymous says:

      Thank you Mark for your wonderful
      memories of our great neighborhood childhood experience that the Obral’s the Zanow’s and the Jacobs’ all shared as we grew up together. When you count all the children in our three families we were quite a gang running around the neighborhood and swimming
      our summers away in the pool!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Taped to Norma’s Telephone Book:
    He paid the debt He did not owe
    I owed a debt I could not pay
    I needed someone to wash my sins away
    And now I sing a brand new song
    Amazing Grace, all day long
    Christ Jesus paid the debt
    That I could never pay
    ~ Author Unknown

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