George K. Jacobson
GEORGE K. JACOBSON 1931-2008 Resident of Pleasanton George K. Jacobson, a Pleasanton resident since 1957, died after a brief illness on August 4, 2008 in Walnut Creek, CA. He was a native, born in Los Angeles in 1931, raised in Hollywood, Smith River, and Crescent City, and was 76 years old. He was an Army veteran, serving 1952-1954, with a year in Korea as an infantryman and operations Sgt. He graduated from Humboltd State University in 1956, majoring in Education, Math an Physics, and earning his teaching credential in 1957. He continued post-graduate classes at several Bay Area colleges for years. He was a math and science teacher at Amador Valley High School for 32 years, retiring in 1989. He taught mainly Geometry, Bio-Med Math, Arithmetic Theory, and Advanced Math. He was an advocate of a 13-month calendar and was a tongue-in-cheek member of the Flat Earth Society. He was an avid sport skin/SCUBA diver. He also enjoyed traveling to all 50 states. He particularly enjoyed trips to Iceland and Scandinavia, where he visited relatives in Eikeskog-Haugesund, Norway, and toured coastal and inland areas for two summers. Jacobson's hobbies included home projects, playing with his toys/tools, repairing and improvising "things" and devising unique and more usable mechanical devices. He enjoyed gardening his 13 1/2 "raised beds" and tutoring high school math for many years. He is survived by his devoted wife of 56 years, Pat; loving children, Loren of Modesto, and Janet of Pleasanton. He is survived by three grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. He also leaves many treasured students, friends and neighbors. At this request, no services will be held. Neptune Society is handling arrangements. Donations to Amador Valley Scholarships may be made in his memory and mailed to 4665 Bernal Avenue, Pleasanton, CA 94566.