Bob Jacobson, 7780 District Governor in 2004-05, died Monday, January 17, after a long illness.
Bob was born in Boston in 1936 and grew up in Milton, MA.  After an Air Force career flying as a navigator in B-52s and later as a salesman with IBM, he and his wife Muriel moved in 1989 to the family home that he had inherited in Boothbay Harbor.
He joined the Boothbay Harbor Rotary Club in 1992 and remained an avid Rotarian for 30 years. His sense of humor and love of stories led to his quickly being named the club’s sergeant-at-arms, in which position he introduced trivia to the weekly meetings, a tradition that continues to this day. Bob served as club president in 1999-2000 and that year Boothbay Harbor won the District’s Significant Achievement Award, Governor’s Award for Foundation Support, Special Membership Award (for membership growth), and the Presidential Citation.  His wife Muriel joined Rotary during his presidential year. Bob served the District as Governor in 2004-05.
After his District Governor year, Bob served on the Boothbay Harbor Board of Appeals and as chair of the Boothbay Harbor Board of Selectmen.  He was a commercial lobsterman, drove a school bus, and enjoyed golf and collector cars. Bob was a long-time member of the American Legion, and for years he used his convertible to drive Muriel and other Gold Star ladies in the Boothbay Region’s Memorial Day parade.
Muriel was the love of Bob’s life.  She died a decade ago, and since that time her dog Cici has been Bob constant companion and a frequent presence at the Boothbay Harbor Clubhouse. 
Both Bob and Muriel were proud Paul Harris Fellows, and Bob was a Foundation Benefactor.  
Bob leaves two children and two grandchildren.  Please join in extending condolences to the family.  When plans for a service are made available I will share them with you.