Earl B. Jacobson

Earl B. Jacobson

December 07, 1939 ~ May 09, 2023


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We are saddened to announce that Earl B. Jacobson, 83, died May 9, 2023, in Vero Beach, Florida.

He was born in Rockford, Illinois and moved to Vero Beach from Huntley, Illinois, and lived in Crystal Lake, Illinois, for 25 years.

Earl was the Founder of Nuclear Power Outfitters, McHenry, Illinois.  Before that, he was a leader in nuclear diagnostics at GE Medical Systems.  Earl also held other consulting roles in the nuclear power industry; he held numerous patents for nuclear power protective systems and clothing.  He was also a physics teacher and a swim coach in the Rockford public school system.

An avid boater, Earl was the Commodore at the Moorings Yacht and Country Club in Vero Beach.  He was also serving as the Board Secretary of the North Passage (Moorings) Board of Directors and served on the Board of the Harbour Side Yacht Club.

Survivors include wife Georgia; children Holly (James) Crilly, Samantha (Todd Hohn) Clark, and Joel (Rachel) Jacobson; and grandchildren Charles and Henry Crilly, Aaron and Jack Clark, and June and Nolan Jacobson.

Earl was predeceased by parents Oscar and Frances (Wanfalt) Jacobson, sister Irene (Jacobson) Aanderud, and brother Roger Jacobson.

If you would like to make a donation in Earl’s honor, please consider either the University of Miami ALS Center (https://www.miami-als.org/support-us/) and Orlando Health Cancer Institute (https://give.orlandohealth.com).

Arrangements are by Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory, Vero Beach.


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Serene Savery - Friend

May 13, 2023, 5:32 pm

Earl was so well loved and respected and will be missed. My sincere condolences to the entire family and especially to you, my dear friend, Georgia.

Deborah Wright - Mother of Rachel

May 14, 2023, 2:10 pm

Earl was a true gentleman in spirit and actions. I was always impressed with his quiet demeanor and his willingness to help Rachel and Joel with their many home and improvement projects. Georgia and Earl were a beautiful couple. Earl will live on in many peoples’ memories and hearts. He was an inspiration to many and a unique and wonderful man.

Roger Roland Reid - Friend & Neighbor

May 17, 2023, 11:09 pm

Earl was an interesting, steady, forward thinking entrepreneur, husband, and parent, who I feel fortunate to have known. His many attributes and accomplishments and demeanor are too many to chronicle here.
I particularly admired his willingness to explore accept and implement new technologies. This was true, both in his business, life and personal life. When personal computers first appeared, he was quick to understand their potential. I was most impressed with the giant early satellite dish antenna installed on his house in a manner that would not be an aggravation to his neighbors or passersby- redesigning the house to achieve this result.
He was blessed to have the most capable wife and business partner. Georgia and Earl worked well together and accomplished many things.
As noted Earl loved the water which was a constant in his life. I am sure that is what brought him to Crystal Lake, where we were pleased to be neighbors and friends.
Earl we miss you but feel most fortunate to have known you.

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