David  Jacobini

David Jacobini, 67, of Hamilton, Virginia passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family after a two-year battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).David is survived by his loving wife of 42 years Linda (Alsteen); his children, Angela (&Justice), Giancarlo (&Natalie) and Francesca (&Eric) and by his six grandchildren, Kaylee, Griffin, Evelyn, Hazel, Luisa and Vivian who affectionally referred to him as Pop-Pop. David is also survived by his brother Mark Jacobini (&Patricia) and nephew Jared. He is predeceased by his parents Albert and Mary Jacobini.David was from Collingdale, PA. He served as an active-duty Medical Corpsman in the 1st Armored Division of the US Army as well as a US Naval Reservist. This was followed by completing his BS and MS degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.In 1984, David moved his wife and three small children to Virginia when he was accepted into the Presidential Management Internship program with the US Army at the Pentagon. This led to a 33-year career with the US Army where he retired as a MILPERS Branch Chief.Throughout his career David received many awards for his service including the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service for his work after 9/11. He also received the Department of the Army Meritorious Civilian Service Award.David was proud of the work he did with the community over the years including building the original Hamilton Playground, supporting Boy Scouts, and being a Freemason (Hamilton Thompson Lodge). He also loved to travel especially to Italy, Costa Rica, Cuba and his annual fishing trips.During Covid times he also enjoyed his weekly Zoom calls with family and friends, driveway visits, and watching the birds.

David was intelligent and well-read, an avid music lover, an amateur novelist, and incredibly funny. He wasn’t always the loudest in the room, but he loved telling a good story. He loved his family, friends, and coworkers and treated everyone with kindness equally. He loved Linda fiercely and taught his children what love and a good marriage looked like. Above all he was most proud of his wife and children and being a Pop-Pop to all his grandkids.In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to be made to your local food bank or memorial contributions may be made to the Team Gleason Foundation. The obituary and tribute wall are available atwww.hallfh.com.”In the blink of an eye, everything can change. So forgive often and love with all your heart. You may never know when you may not have that chance again.”

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