CARBONDALE — Charles Bowman Jacobini died peacefully in his sleep on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, at his home in Lewes, Delaware.

Charlie was born July 13, 1945, in Borger, Texas, to Billie (Connelley) and H. B. Jacobini. He graduated from University High School, Carbondale, in 1963; received his bachelor’s degree from Trinity College and master’s from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

After working at Chase Manhattan Bank in New York, Charlie became a United States Foreign Service Officer, serving in Vietnam and then Brazil, as consular officer in Recife and Consul General in Belem. He held State Department positions as an economic officer in Washington, Tokyo, Cairo, Turkey, and Singapore. He retired from the Foreign Service in 1995 and then worked for Edison Mission Energy in Jakarta.

In retirement, Charlie held various temporary positions, including nine months in Belgrade, assisting the Serbian Government’s application to join the European Union, then several years at the U.S. State Department working on scientific cooperation with Ukraine and other former Soviet republics.

Charlie loved cooking, entertaining, travel, his friends and his work. But most of all he loved his family. His was a good life, well lived.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Dianne (Rotte); his daughters, Anne Campbell (John, Major USMC) and Caroline Nash (Daniel); and his beloved cat, Hamilton. He is also survived by his mother, Billie; his brother, Robert; and sisters, Pamela and Michelle.

His father, H.B. and infant son, Thomas preceded him in death. He was well loved and will be greatly missed.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, in Bethel United Methodist Church, 129 W. Fourth St., Lewes, DE 19958. A larger service is planned for later this spring in Washington D.C.

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