Father Arthur Jacobi

December 14, 1932 - November 19, 2017
Father Arthur Jacobi, passed on from this life on November 19, 2017 at the age of 84.

Father Jacobi was born December 14, 1932 in Cambridge, Massachusetts and ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Detroit on January 17, 1981.

Father Jacobi served in the Archdiocese of Detroit as Pastor of St. Clement Parish, Warren and Holy Cross Parish, Marine City. He served as Administrator of SS. Peter and Paul Parish, Detroit; and also as Parochial Vicar of St. Paul of Tarsus Parish, Clinton Township; St. Jane Frances de Chantal Parish, Sterling Heights; St. Colette Parish, Livonia; Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, Farmington; St. William Parish, Walled Lake; SS. Peter and Paul Parish, Detroit; and St. Anthony Parish, Belleville.

Father Jacobi, for the past seven years, assisted in the Diocese of Venice, Florida at Sacred Heart Parish, San Pedro Parish, and St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish. Visitation in Florida will take place at Sacred Heart Parish, 211 W. Charlotte Ave., Punta Gorda, Florida 33950 on Friday, November 24, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. A funeral Mass will be offered for Father Jacobi at Sacred Heart Parish, 211 W. Charlotte Ave., Punta Gorda, Florida 33950 on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 10:30 A.M.

In Michigan, visitation will take place at Riverside Chapel, Simpson-Modetz Funeral Home, 5630 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, Michigan 48327 on Friday, December 1, from 6 – 9 p.m. with a Scripture Service at 7 p.m.

Father Jacobi will lie in repose on Saturday, December 2, at St. Benedict Parish, 80 S. Lynn Street, Waterford, Michigan 48328 at 10 a.m. until the celebration of his funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. On Monday, December 4, at 10 a.m. Father Jacobi will be buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 25800 West 10 Mile Road, Southfield, Michigan 48034.


Father Jacobi was predeceased by his parents Arthur H. Jacobi Sr. and Marie F. (Clifford) Jacobi. He is survived by his brother William (Sue) as well as a nephew, and nieces, including Jean Marie Peoples. Condolences may be sent to Father Jim Mayworm, St. Benedict Parish, 80 S. Lynn Street, Waterford, MI 48328.