Welcome to the memorial page for

Marek D. Jacobs

April 6, 1972 ~ January 8, 2018 (age 45)

Marek D. Jacobs, 45, of Canonsburg, died Monday, January 8, 2017, in the Donnell House, Washington.

He was born April 6, 1972, in St. Louis, Missouri, a son of Walter Rice of St. Louis, Missouri and Adriane Jacobs Hawkins of Ofallon, Ill.

Mr. Jacobs was a 1990 graduate of Hazelwood East High School in St. Louis, Missouri, attended the University of Kansas and graduated in 2006 from the University of Missouri where he received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.

He worked as an engineer for Pennsylvania American Water Company, where he was Senior Manager of Operations and was formerly Senior Manager of Field Service and Production with Missouri American Water Company.

Mr. Jacobs was a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity at the University of Kansas, was on the Board of Advisors at St. Charles YMCA, a member of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce, St. Peter’s Rotary Club and the American Water Works Association.

He was involved with several fundraising events for the American Cancer Society in Washington, PA and enjoyed biking, golfing, fishing, watching movies and was a music aficionado.

Surviving in addition to his parents are: two sisters, Daria Bell of Belleville, Ill. and Ja’Nay Hawkins of Edgewater, NJ, six aunts, four uncles and many nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 4 to 6 pm Thursday in McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd, Robert K. McIlvaine, Owner/Supervisor, 27 Cherry Avenue, Houston, PA 15342, additional visitation and services will be held in the Officer Funeral Home, 2114 Missouri Avenue, East St. Louis, IL 62205, at a time to be announced.  Interment will be in Sunset Garden of Memory, Millstadt, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 331 South Main Street, Washington, PA 15301.

 Service Information

January 11, 2018

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd.
27 Cherry Ave.
Houston, PA 15342

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