"Christopher Paul Jacobs, 63, of Grand Forks passed away on October 7, 2017 after a long battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving family.
Chris was born in Pittsburgh, PA on May 6, 1954, son of Dr. Francis A. and Dorothy (Caldwell) Jacobs. Though he never married, the Lord blessed him with a wide family of friends from coast to coast. Chris was a graduate of UND and was a man of many interests but especially of film in all its aspects. He has written a weekly column of film criticism for the High Plains Reader since its inception. Chris became the editor of the weekly Chronicle and later manager in the Midco Theater System before teaching film courses in the English Department at UND for twenty-seven years. Chris was active in Holy Family Church Choir since junior high school and later in St. Michael’s choir until his illness prevented it. He was involved in arts in the community in theater and film, working to establish the Fire Hall theater and to preserve the Empire Theater for an Arts Center.
He is survived by his mother, Dorothy; brothers, Gregory (Margaret) and John (Rebecca); sisters, Paula Helgerson (Jeff) and Peg VanDrisse (Mark); nephews, Thomas Helgerson (Jenny) and McKenzie Jacobs and nieces Anne McClimon (Matt), Carrie Helgerson, Caitlin VanDrisse and Kelly VanDrisse."
Source: Funeral program from folder 1