Robert Scott (Hawkeye) Jacobs died at his Oak Bluffs home on Sunday, May 8. He was 68 and was well known among fishermen on Martha’s Vineyard, where he had plied the shoreline for decades, casting for bass and blues.

Bob was born in 1947 in Trenton, N.J. and grew up in New York city on the north shore of Queens. That is where his love of fishing began and developed. He and his brother Don spent countless hours fishing from a local pier, and he soon developed an interest in surfcasting. Bob would dig for sandworms with a pitchfork and use them to fish for stripers at night. In those days, a keeper was 16 inches or more.

Bob graduated from Queens College as a math major at the age of 20 and went to work at IBM as a programmer/systems analyst in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. He played on IBM’s softball and basketball teams and is reported to have been an excellent shortstop. He transferred to Manhattan for a short period, but left for Martha’s Vineyard to follow his passion for fishing, supporting himself as a taxi driver on the Island. Ultimately he had a number of jobs in Boston, and came to the Vineyard on weekends. For more than 40 years, Bob never missed a Derby.

He participated in a regular poker game with a colorful group of local characters and loved to solve the Sunday New York Times crossword puzzle — in ink. For decades he participated in weekend pickup softball and volleyball games In West Tisbury and Edgartown.

Don Jacobs recalled his brother’s passion for fishing that began when they were kids. “I remember lots of times when I was cold and wanted to go home. His response was always the same: ‘One more cast.’ ”

Bob was predeceased by his parents, George and Marjorie Jacobs of Delray Beach, Fla. He is survived by his brother, Donald Jacobs of Denville, N.J.; and by aunts and cousins in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Colorado and California.

A graveside service was held on May 12 in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Oak Bluffs.

Donations in his memory may be sent to Hope Hospice, P.O. Box 4188, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568.