Keimpe Richard Jacobs (1936 - 2021)
By Photographer Frank Di Pentima
February 9, 2021

Keimpe R Jacobs, 84 of Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y., originally from Oakland, N.J. passed away February 6, 2021.

Keimpe will now reunite in heaven with the love if his life Claire. He leaves behind his daughter Jill, along with his grandchildren Nicole, Daniel his wife Kristen, his great grandchildren Carter, Logan and Parker. Keimpe also leaves behind his loving brothers Arthur and his wife Francis, Albert and his wife Barbara, Coby and his wife Ingrid, brother in-law John and sister in-law Nancy, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Katherine and brother Carl.

Keimpe was a long-time member of the Oakland Fire Department, serving from 1959 to 1990, holding the positions of Lieutenant Co 1 - 1971, Captain Co 1 - 1972, Assistant Chief Co 1 - 1973 and then as Captain again in 1977. Keimpe was an avid outdoorsman, he will be missed for his Witty stories and love of life.


joe toscano March 20, 2021 at 7:07 PM
Keimpe was a hoot! I was on the department with him back in the late 70's the guy was wide open could do anything at least he thought he could...... LOL He would be on the back of the truck when not driving and lid around but at a fire he was the guy you wanted to be near. He wasn't a fan of the new way the fire service was changing but went along with it. The old school way was not always the safe way. So glad I had a chance to meet him he was awesome at competitions. Rest in peace Kempie you will be missed!

Oakland Fire Department March 23, 2021 at 7:31 PM