Sheila Joy Jacobs, a retired Maryland Department of Human Resources administrator and movie and theater buff, died Oct. 5 of metastatic cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care. She was 67.
Sheila Joy Zaba was born and raised in Forest Park. After graduating in 1961 from Forest Park High School, she went to work for the state Department of Human Resources.
During her 30-year career, Mrs. Jacobs held various positions, including assistant to the director of the office of Project Independence Management, administrative assistant to the director of the Social Services Administration, and administrative assistant to the deputy secretary of Employment and Social Services.
The Randallstown resident retired in 1991.
Mrs. Jacobs was a longtime volunteer at the Randallstown branch of the Baltimore County Library and had been active with the American Cancer Society's Owings Mills Relay for Life Project and had co-chaired the event one year.