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July 4, 2013

Joseph W. Jacobi Sr., 88; of Clarksville

 A Mass of Christian burial for Joseph W. Jacobi Sr., 88, of Clarksville, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 6, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Clarksville, with burial in St. Anthony Cemetery, Jeffersonville. He died Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at Westport Place Health Campus in Louisville. 

 He was born in 1924 in New Albany. He attended New Albany High School and received engineering degrees from Speed Scientific School, University of Louisville.  He was the retired founder and president of the civil engineering firm Jacobi, Toombs and Lanz, and served the Town of Clarksville 25 years as Town Engineer. He was a past director of the Indiana Society of Professional Engineers, a past president of the Jeffersonville Rotary Club, a Paul Harris Fellow and general manager of the Harbor Lights Band. He was an Army Signal Corps veteran of World War II serving in the South Pacific and was a life member of Bonnie Sloan Post 28, American Legion in New Albany.

Survivors include his sons, Joe Jacobi Jr. and his wife, Kathy, Mark Jacobi and his wife, Jean, Mike Jacobi, Jerry Jacobi and his wife, Kathryn, Paul Jacobi and his wife, Linda, and Dennis Jacobi and his wife, Stephanie; sister, Mary Margaret Jacobi Zimmer and her husband, Mark; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He is preceded in death by two wives, Mary Louise Kraus Jacobi (1960) and Shirley Ann McCamish Jacobi (2008), and an infant son, Jeffrey A. Jacobi.

  Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today, at Kraft Funeral Service, Spring Street Chapel, New Albany.

The family wishes to thank the entire staff at Westport Place Health Campus for their loving care.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Mary Lou Kraus Jacobi Memorial Scholarship Fund at Indiana University Southeast, 4201 Grant Line Rd., New Albany, IN 47150.  

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