Mike Jacobs



James Michael Jacobs

April 30, 1976 - December 8, 2017


James Michael Jacobs, 41, of North Olmsted, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017.

Mike was born April 30, 1976 in Canton, OH and graduated from North Ridgeville High School.  He attended Lorain Community College and had mostly worked in the restaurant business over the years.  Mike was a gifted musician who played many different instruments and who taught music.  He was a member of the “Smiley Baldazar” band which released several albums since forming in 2004 and Mike had also played in other bands when needed. 

Surviving are his loving companion of 21 years, Jennifer Kaliszewski; his beloved daughter, Isabel; his mother and step-father, Katy and Les Mitchell of La Grange;   sister and brother-in-law, Paula and Ian Anderson of Amherst; brother and sister-in-law, John and Cathy  Jacobs of Burbank; step-brother and his wife, Steve and Shely Mitchell of Norwalk; step-sisters and their husbands, Diana and Tony D’onofrio of Lorain and Christan and Mike Kinder of Avon; nieces and nephews and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Mike was preceded in death by his father, John Jacobs.

A celebration of Mike’s life will be held Monday, Dec. 11thfrom 4-8 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 1783 Moore Rd., Avon, OH. Tributes may be shared at www.Murray-Funeral-Home.com   In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made for the benefit of his daughter, Isabel in care of Katie Mitchell, 590 Vicksburg Ct., La Grange, OH 44050.

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Name: Barbara Lopez

Dear Katy & Family,

May time heal your sorrow.
May friends ease your pain.
May peace replace heartache
And may warm memories remain.

Our hearts are with you in this time of sorrow.

Your dance student,







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