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Sally Martin (Cope) Jacobs Passes Away

Sally Jacobs, who taught biochemistry for 35 years at the University of Maine and played a key role in procuring funding for bicycle trails connecting UMaine with Orono and Old Town, passed away Monday, Nov. 12, after a yearlong battle with cancer, according to an obituary in the Bangor Daily News.

Jacobs moved to Orono in 1963 with her husband, Richard Morris Jacobs, who was professor emeritus of music at UMaine. In addition to teaching, she was active in land conservancy and preservation. Sally Jacobs received the Steve Gould Award from UMaine for Outstanding Service to the University and its Ideals, and the Maryann Hartman Award, which is given annually by the University of Maine Women in the Curriculum and Women’s Studies Program.

Survivors include Jacobs’ partner, two daughters, a son and four grandchildren. Friends are invited to gather with the family 3 p.m.–5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Orono Chapel of Brookings-Smith, 72 Main St., Orono. A memorial service will be held 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at Church of Universal Fellowship, 82 Main St., Orono. Family and friends are invited to a reception in the church vestry after the service. Donations in honor and loving memory of Sally may be made to the Orono Land Trust at or New Hope Hospice Memorial Fund at

Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207.581.3777

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