Richard J. (Dick) Jacobs passed December 19, 2021 in Tucson, Arizona at age 87, one day before his 67th wedding anniversary. He published two novels under the pseudonym Karl Jacobs and a book of humor. Previously, he was a press secretary for U.S. Senator William V. Roth, civil rights reporter and editor at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and public relations writer at DuPont, Singer, IBM, and Prudential, where he retired in 1992 as a senior vice-president. He was a Sage Fellow of sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he held a degree in journalism. A life-long fitness nut, Dick's health finally declined after a cancerous kidney was removed a few years ago.\nDick was born August 6, 1934 to parents John and Mabel Jacobs, who with brother, Leonard, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Kay, of Oro Valley, Arizona, his brother Gerald, of Baxter, Minnesota, and his three children: Julie (Carl) Kumpf of New Providence, New Jersey, Tony (Dawn) Jacobs of Phoenix, Arizona, and Brian (Allison) Jacobs of Hillsborough, California. He was known as Papa to his six grandchildren: Kevin Kumpf, Kristen Boyle, Emily Jacobs, Ellen Jacobs, Clayton Jacobs, and Austin Jacobs. Dick's great-granddaughter, Sheila Kumpf, was born a week before he died.\nA private celebration of his life will be held at a not yet determined time and location.