His passions were his family, his law practice, flying airplanes and racing cars, as well as being an advocate for the community and local politics.
Michael is survived by his wife, Donna Van Valkenburg Jacobs; daughter, Lauren Beth Jacobs, Esq.; son-in-law, Rafael Alfonzo, Esq.; son, Peter Elias Jacobs; mother-in-law, Marjorie Van Valkenburg; three sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law; many nieces and nephews; and his loyal German Shepherd, Ina.
Michael was predeceased by his parents.
Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at the Cyr Center (former Rexmere Hotel) in Stamford. Pastor David Collins will be officiating.
Burial will be at a later date in the Kensico Cemetery, White Plains, alongside his parents.
Contributions may be made in Michael’s memory to the Veteran’s Airlift Command, 5775 Wayzata Boulevard, Suite 700, St. Louis Park, MN 55416; (952) 582-2911 or the Village of Stamford.
Those who wish to share condolences or a special memory may do so online at www.macarthurfh.com.
Arrangements are with the MacArthur Funeral Home, Hobart.