Bernard A. Jacob 1923 – 2019

May 27, 1923 – December 29, 2019

Bernard Alexander Jacob passed away on Sunday, December 29, 2019 in Aberdeen.

Bernard Alexander Jacob was born May 27, 1923, to Gregory and Helena (Ochs) Jacob. He was the second oldest of six siblings.

Bernard was drafted into the United States Navy and entered active duty on 18 June 1943. He completed Basic Training at USNTS Farragut, Idaho and was assigned to the USS YORKTOWN (CV-10) as a Machinist Mate (MM) crewmember serving under Admirals Spruance and Halsey within the battle group. As part of the “Greatest Generation” he participated in 11 Major Operations and 40 offensive attacks against Japanese Imperial Forces which resulted in earning 11 Battle Stars, dropping anchor in Tokyo Bay and claiming occupation on 15 AUG 1945. MM3 Jacob was awarded the following medals and ribbons: Presidential Unit Citation, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Navy Occupation Service Medal, Philippines Liberation Medal and the Saipan Medal from the Mariana Islands.

Upon returning from his Honorable Discharge on 10 DEC 1945, Bernard worked with his father in construction and digging basements with a team of horses.

He married Mabel Burrer on October 7, 1948.

Bernard was preceded in death by his parents, Gregory and Helena; his brothers, Albert and James; and his sister, Anna Marie Pudwill.

*Obituary (edited) posted on Schriver’s Memorial Mortuary & Crematory website