Dr. Forrest A. Jacobs
Dr. Forrest A. Jacobs, formerly of Auburn and West Chatham died on Sunday, March 5, 2017, in New Port Richey, Fla.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Shirley (Holbrook); son, Glenn and his wife Leslie, of New Port Richey, Florida; two granddaughters, Tara Johnson and her husband, Robert of Tampa; Amy Gee and her husband, Brian of Toronto, Canada; three great grandchildren, Tyler, Tanner and Teagan Johnson of Tampa, Florida; sister, Sylvia Alden, of Concord, New Hampshire; nieces Janet Wilson and Judy LaRochelle of New Hampshire and nephew, Peter Alden of Massachusetts. His son, Wayne, predeceased him in 1966.
Dr. Jacobs, a lifelong resident of Auburn until moving to New Port Richey, Florida in 2011, was educated in Auburn public schools and graduated from Tufts University’s College of Dentistry. His dental practice in Worcester was interrupted by time in the Panama Canal Zone, where he served as a Captain in the U.S. Army Dental Corp. He resumed his 45-year practice after building a “bungalow” office in the Tatnuck section of Worcester in 1952.
He was a member of the Worcester Dental Society, the Massachusetts Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry.
He was a 50-year member of the former Chestnut Street Congregational Church in Worcester where he served as a church schoolteacher, a member of the diaconate, the search committee, and men’s fellowship. When the church merged with the United Congregational Church in Worcester, the same dedication continued as it did when he returned to his boyhood church, First Congregational Church in Auburn.
He was a volunteer for Rachel’s Table for many years and the Mustard Seed of Worcester. He was a member of the board of Camp Putnam, New Braintree.
He served as commissioner of Auburn Hillside Cemetery for 25 years, was a town meeting member for 10 years, a charter member of the Kiwanis Tennis Club, and a member of the former Worcester Tennis Club.
The building of the cottage at Hardings Beach in West Chatham in 1960 began his deep love for Cape Cod, its sunsets, clamming at Bucks Creek in the “backyard,” early morning swims in Nantucket Sound, clambakes on Harding Shores and cookouts on the patio overlooking the Sound.
Burial will be at a later date at the Hillside Cemetery in Auburn, MA at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to the Dana Farber Jimmy Fund at the following link: http://www.jimmyfund.org