Remembering Jacob Neal |

Remembering Jacob Neal

The late Jacob Neal wasn’t just another homeless veteran. He came to Summit County around 1982 when construction was big and housing was scarce.

He had a beat-up old car and a great little dog. The dog got run over, and the car fell apart. He worked for a ski area one winter and had employee housing, but he didn’t like it.

Of his worldly possessions, the roommates trashed what they didn’t steal. He said he didn’t like seeing the stars with a window in between. A few years back, he had a full beard and looked like the Biblical Jacob riding his bike around Frisco.

Life wasn’t easy for him here, but he always had a great story and a ready smile. Rest well, Jacob. Rest in peace.

Diane Dobrovolny

Veterans’ Employment Rep

Frisco Workforce Center

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