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Marek D. Jacobs

April 6, 1972 ~ January 8, 2018 (age 45)
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A candle was lit by Pat Thornton on January 9, 2018 5:57 PM
Message from Lance and Debbie Whitlock
January 9, 2018 7:30 PM

We send our prayers and condolences to the family of Marek. We met Marek at the cancer center. He impacted our life in a very short time with his kind, friendly and positive attitude. May pray for peace, comfort and love over the family at this time.
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A candle was lit by Diane Armstrong on January 9, 2018 10:28 PM
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A candle was lit by Nina Staples on January 9, 2018 10:32 PM
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A candle was lit by Diane Armstrong on January 9, 2018 10:39 PM
May God send His comforter to be with you during this very sad time. Keeping you in my prayers. Diane Armstrong
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A candle was lit by Emmanuel Armstrong, III on January 9, 2018 11:14 PM
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A candle was lit by Omega Theta Chapter (KU), Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. on January 9, 2018 11:27 PM
Message from Shertina Gillespie
January 10, 2018 6:46 AM

RIH Marek, my fellow Spartan and spades partner. You were a kind, funny and intelligent soul and I am thankful to have met you through the Cohort. I'm praying for your family and friends.
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A candle was lit by Evetty Satterfield on January 10, 2018 9:23 AM
Message from Angela Grady
January 10, 2018 1:31 PM

You will truly be missed! I am grateful to have worked with you at American Water and as a part of the SLBDI Cohort 8. Your warm spirit touched all of us. My prayers are with your fmaily.
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A candle was lit by Margot Hemphill on January 10, 2018 1:40 PM
Gone too soon! Just a treasure of a man! I too am so very blessed to have met Marek as my Cohort in the "Great Eight!" Marek just had a wonderful spirit, pleasant personality, and a smile that would light up a room! To Mom ... who I loved talking to about Marek's many accomplishments when I'd see you at social functions ... you have reason to be so Godly proud of your son. You are all in my heart and in prayers.
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A GRANDMA'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was ordered on January 10, 2018

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A candle was lit by Lance and Sheila Thompson on January 10, 2018 2:18 PM
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A candle was lit by Mariann Klemme on January 10, 2018 4:16 PM
Message from Mariann Klemme
January 10, 2018 4:22 PM

I worked with Marek at Missouri American Water and he was more than just a coworker, but a dear friend and confidant to me, as well. He offered advice and encouragement with the perfect mix of levity and sincerity, much as a brother would. His zest for life and his passion for his work will forever be his legacy and I am saddened to hear that his journey has made such an abrupt and untimely stop. If the phrase, "only the good die young" could apply anywhere, it is with Marek. He will be forever remembered and deeply missed.
To his family, I offer you my most sincere condolences and deepest sympathy. May the peace of knowing Marek touched so many people in such a profound and inspirational way be comfort to you. You raised a good son/brother/friend. Thank you for sharing him with us.
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A candle was lit by Sharon Tanner on January 10, 2018 8:48 PM
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A candle was lit by Kate Horvath on January 11, 2018 9:43 AM
It is with a heavy heart we say goodbye. May all find peace in knowing you are in the arms of the angels.
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A candle was lit by Blendville Water Treatment Plant-Joplin MO on January 11, 2018 3:44 PM
Message from Leslie Roark
January 11, 2018 3:46 PM

You will be very much missed. My prayers for peace and comfort are with the family.
Message from Matt and Christie Barnhart
January 11, 2018 3:47 PM

My husband and I both had the pleasure of working with Marek when he was with American Water in Missouri. He had the biggest smile and the kind of laugh that made me laugh when I heard it. Marek was bright, compassionate, and really just an overall wonderful human being. We want to express our sincere condolences to his family. Heaven gained a wonderful angel and I hope God's love brings peace and comfort.
Message from Sherry Johnson
January 11, 2018 5:51 PM

I worked closely with Marek at Missouri American Water when he was overseeing the Jefferson City operation until a replacement was hired. What I remember most was his desire to do what was right.

Heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.
Message from Ralph Levy, St. Louis
January 12, 2018 3:28 PM

My sympathy to his family and friends.

I knew Marek thru mutual friend Michael Lewis. I Always looked forward to golf games and 19th hole sessions that included Marek.

This is a huge loss. Our country needs more people like Marek: sense of humor, kind, humble yet strong and self confidant, principled yet salt of the earth and gracious. Respected.

Many will miss. His death hurts. His memory will be a blessing and inspiration.

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A candle was lit by Carisa Hill on January 12, 2018 4:18 PM
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January 12, 2018 10:27 PM

I am so very sorry for your loss. Please find comfort in God's sure promise of a resurrection as set forth in the Bible. (Acts 24:15; John 5:28,29) Those who are raised to life will have the prospect of never again being subject to misery, sickness, or death. (Revelation 21:4) I hope that reflecting on these thoughts will give you some relief during this difficult time.
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A candle was lit by Adeitria Jackson on January 13, 2018 3:45 PM
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A candle was lit by Carla Coleman Soll on January 13, 2018 6:56 PM
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A candle was lit by Angie Williams on January 14, 2018 5:15 PM
Message from Iowa American Water
January 15, 2018 1:21 PM

Iowa American Water would like to extend its deepest apologies to you and your family during this time of loss. Some of our staff had the opportunity to work with Marek at American Water and truly do believe he was and always will be a great person to work with. Thoughts and Prayers be with you.
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A candle was lit by Iowa American Water on January 15, 2018 1:22 PM
Message from Marilyn Perry Watson
January 18, 2018 10:01 AM

Walter, Words cannot express the heartfelt sorrow felt in the loss of your son. Although I did not know Marek I deeply sympathize with you and the family at this time. My prayers are with you.
Message from Jim Dambrowski
January 19, 2018 12:18 PM

I learned of Marek's passing this morning, and it came as a profound blow to me, and quite frankly, I'm fighting a lump in my throat as I'm writing this.

I've had the distinct honor and privilege of working with Marek for four years and I found him to be a man of great wisdom, calm, and peace; qualities which he readily radiated to those around him. On my business trips out to the Canonsburg Office, he was one of the first people I sought out to discuss both business and life. Marek's passing is a loss I feel to the core, but in the same space as my sadness exists a great gratitude for having known someone like him in his short time with us here on Earth.

You are sorely missed, my friend.

Jim Dambrowski
Deptford, NJ
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