VERO BEACH, FLA. — Roy Thomas Jacobs, or as family and friends called him, “Tom,” passed away in Vero Beach, Fla, Dec. 19, 2021, from complications of Alzheimers disease.

Tom was born May 5, 1950, in Rockland to Ray Arnold and Ruth Nichols Jacobs.

As a young man, Tom attended Gov. Dummer Academy Prep School in Massachusetts and later the American University in Washington, D.C. For many years, he lived in Osterville, Mass., on Cape Cod.

Moving back to Maine to care for his mother, Tom resided in Rockland for many years.

He was a long time member of the Rockland Golf Club and had a passion for playing golf. Not only was Tom a good golfer, but he was also a great person. He cherished a daily 18-hole round with all his friends. Tom was part of the Rockland Golf Club family. Tom won multiple tournaments at the Rockland Golf Club and statewide, and even claimed several holes in one.

He was well known for never losing a golf ball as he always hit it right down the middle every time. A life well lived, he will now join many of his friends for another 18-hole round in heaven. RIP Tom Jacobs, you will be missed.

Tom is survived by his golf family, as well as several local cousins, including Marie Powers of Hope.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, June 16, 2022, at Oak Hill Cemetery in Camden.

To share a memory or condolence with Tom’s family, visit their Book of Memories at bchhf.com. Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland.