Jacques Barchilon

Boulder, Colorado

1923 - 2018


Boulder, Colorado


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Jacques Cohen Barchilon died peacefully at the age of 95, on June 19 th in Arcata, CA. Born in Morocco in 1923, he grew up in Casablanca. His family moved to Tangiers to escape the Nazis and the Vichy government. He ran away at age 20 to join the Free French Forces, escaping from Tangiers to...

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My deepest condolences.
He was a referent for us all and will miss him.

I took undergraduate French courses with Professor Barchilon in the mid-70's. He taught with patience and humor and never talked about his harrowing youth, although he could be persuaded to do so during office hours. I only discovered in later years that he was a top scholar of French fairy tales and specifically Perrault, and I was amazed by how painstakingly he had taught remedial grammar, which must have been excruciatingly unchallenging to him.
I am so happy to that he...

Helen Redman, former wife of Jacques and Paul and Nicole in Gordes, France

I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you find comfort in the words written at Jeremiah 29:11,12