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Jacob Hise Holcombe, III
Birth: Dec. 7, 1928
Lambertville
Hunterdon County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Sep. 12, 2006
Lambertville
Hunterdon County
New Jersey, USA

Jake was son of Jacob Hise Holcombe, Jr. and Catherine Reid Holcombe. He resided in Lambertville all his life.

Jake married Audrey Johnson and they had five daughters. He was the grandfather of eight as of late 2007.

From his obituary in the Hunterdon County Democrat, Sep. 14, 2006:

He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Lambertville.

He was a member and past post commander of the Toscanni Post 120 American Legion in Lambertville. He served on the Lambertville Board of Education from 1966 to 1978, as president from 1976 to 1978. Jake was an avid fisherman and golfer.

After graduating from Lambertville High School, he received his bachelor's degree in teaching from Trenton State College. In 1951, he was the captain of the college's football team that finished undefeated. After serving in the Army in Germany after World War II, he returned to Trenton State College and received his master's degree in administration and education.

He started his coaching career at Flemington High School and retired from Hunterdon Central High School in 1986 after 35 years. He was head football coach for 10 years and then was the head baseball coach, finishing his career with a record of 229 wins, 121 loses and two ties. During his tenure, he coached four league champion baseball teams, four county champion teams and two bi-county champion teams.

He served as the head of the physical education department for many years. In 1970 and 1976 he was elected coach of the year for the Delaware Raritan Conference, and in 1983 he was elected to the Trenton State College Athletic Hall of Fame.

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 Parents:
  Jacob Hise Holcombe (1906 - 1973)
  Catherine Reid Holcombe (1905 - 1999)
 
 Sibling:
  Jacob Hise Holcombe (1928 - 2006)
  Ernest Thomas Holcombe (1928 - 2001)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Holcombe Riverview Cemetery
Lambertville
Hunterdon County
New Jersey, USA
 
Created by: Mary Jo C. Martin
Record added: Jan 10, 2008
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