Jacob's Story

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Jacob T. Parker passed away in Lewisburg on Sunday, March 26, 2017.

Jake was born March 25, 1978, in Lewisburg, and graduated from Selinsgrove High School in 1996.

At the time of his death, Jake was a chef at the Caribbean Connection in Lewisburg.

He is survived by his daughters, Lily and Keira Parker; his partner, Lakeisha Meyer and her daughter, Olivia; his mother, Robin Eskesen; his stepmother, Dale A. Springer; his grandmother, Beverly Parker; siblings, Scott, Wesley, and Maggie Parker; aunts, Dixie Latsha, Melissa Lockcuff and Tina Parker; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his father, D. Franklin Parker.

Jake had a heart of gold and loved to help others. He liked to cook, garden, spend time with family, and hang out with friends. He loved music, especially bluegrass, reggae, and hip hop. He also enjoyed collecting handmade marbles and other glass art, and was learning to blow glass himself.

A celebration of Jake's life will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his honor to the following charity, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200 Manhattan Beach, CA 90266, www.pancan.org.

Arrangements are by the Jerre Wirt Blank Funeral Home, 309 Water St., Northumberland.
Published on March 31, 2017
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