Coleman Jacobson
Jacobson, Coleman G. Coleman Jacobson, MD passed away on April 10, 2012 in Manchester, NH. He was the beloved husband of Ruth (Neuman) Jacobson for 67 years, devoted father of Kyle Weinstein and her husband Jeffrey Weinstein and Stuart Jacobson, who predeceased him. Dear grandfather of Seth and Jen Romans and Jeremy Romans, and great grandfather of Kaitlyn Williamson, Olivia and Lucy Romans. Dr. Jacobson was born on April 18, 1921 in New Haven, Connecticut. He received a B.A degree in 1943 from Iowa University. He married his college sweetheart in 1944 and then his education was interrupted by his service in the Army Air Corps in World War II where he earned a rank of 2nd Lieutenant. While in the European Theatre he earned an Air Medal and a Purple Heart. He was a prisoner of war for almost two years in Germany after being shot down from a B24 bomber. In 1945 he returned from the war and enrolled in Medical School at the University of Iowa where he received his M.D, in 1949. He did his residency in Dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania and then he and Ruth moved to Dallas, Texas where he founded the North Dallas Dermatology Clinic and began his career in academic medicine. He was a long time professor of medicine at Southwestern Medical School, University of Texas, he was the Chief, Dermatology Service at Children's Medical Center, he was Chief of Dermatology at Baylor University Medical Center and he was a visiting professor of Dermatology at Baylor University College of Dentistry. Throughout his career, Dr. J, as he was known by his patients and friends, combined his love of world travel with service to third world countries. He founded and supported clinics and hospitals throughout Africa, especially, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa. He worked tirelessly on diseases such as leprosy, HIV Aids and parasitic infections of the skin. He was a fellow in the American Academy of Dermatology which awarded him a lifetime achievement award in 2006. He was a member and officer of numerous professional associations including holding the positions of President of the International Society of Dermatology, the Dallas Dermatology Society, the Texas Dermatological Society, the Dermatology Foundation and as a Board member of the American Academy of Dermatology and Chairman of the Board of Dermatology Foundation. Dr. J had a life-long interest in history and geography and loved to educate medical school students, interns and residents as well as his patients. He had an insatiable appetite for reading and learning and he enjoyed lively discussions and lecturing. He had a huge personality that was always punctuated by his intellect and humor. He was proud of his Jewish roots and was an active member of his synagogue. Never at a loss for a quip, aphorism or story, he touched the lives of thousands of people in a very positive way. He will be missed by his family, his co-workers, the countless of doctors he trained and the patients he treated as well as those who came to know him on a more casual basis. Services at Temple Emanuel located at 8500 Hillcrest Ave in Dallas, Texas 75225, on Thursday April 12, 2012 in the Olan Sanctuary at 2:30 p.m. Rabbi Debra Robbins will officiate. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dr. Jacobson's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association at ,

Published by Dallas Morning News on Apr. 12, 2012.
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I always Will remember Coleman as a great friend being togetger in many meeting in Italy and other Countries.He was for me not only a lovely friend but also an old and unforgettable master!
Pierfrancesco Morganti
April 6, 2020
Only today via internet I had the sad news that Coleman passed away. With his death I have lost a Friend who will still take care of us all from the sky. My sincere condolences to his wife Ruth.
Pierfrancesco Morganti
December 11, 2012
I was very moved to just learn of Coleman's passing. He was truly one of the finest men I have had the privilege of knowing and calling 'friend'. We shared a passion for medicine and health care; particularly that which took the best of American medicine to the world. We shared trips to Latin America, where Coley had many admirers, both peers, students, and patients. He stands out among most memorable people I have known in my healthcare career of over 44 years. He, and his extraordinary nurse - Delilah - saved my life, with an early i.d. of an innocent melanoma. He was loved by our children, just as so many of his patients loved him - all entertained by his wit, charm, and love of life. Jew and Catholic, embraced by that great Dallas Baptist institution, Baylor Med. Center, combined to make for me one of the memorable life experiences. Coleman and Ruth; will miss you. Lawrence (Larry) Meagher, Marilyn and family (St. Simons Island, Ga./ Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Larry and Marilyn Meagher
November 30, 2012
My mom and dad, Stewart and Patty Fish thought the world of Dr. Jacobson. He was so kind to contact my mother after my father passed away several years ago.It meant so much to her.I am so very sorry for your family's loss.
Jayne Fish Stanaland
June 30, 2012
Coley and Ruth were close friends of my parents, Harry and Rosalie Feldman, so our relationship goes back to when I was a pre-teen. He was funny, devoted to Ruth and passionate about his profession. I felt he was always a friend to me as well. Gayle Feldman Cannon
May 3, 2012
Mrs. Weinstein, your father was a patient of mine for over 10 yrs. My name is Elizabeth, I'm Dr. Koster's old nurse. I've spoken to you over the years. I no longer work with Dr. Koster, but your father will be missed greatly. He always gave me a hug and made me laugh. His humorous personality about life will be missed. Our prayers are with you and your family. In Christ Love, Elizabeth Parra
Elizabeth Parra
May 3, 2012
Kyle, I am so sorry for your loss although I only got to meet Dr.j for a little while he made a special place in my heart. He will be missed.
Erin Guardado
April 20, 2012
Kyle, Seth and the entire Jacobson family, yes to have experienced that huge personality, never at a loss of quip, he was a great global teacher of history and geography. Dr. and Mrs. Jacobson will be missed. Thanks for sharing them with us. All the best to you and yours.
Earnestine McClinton
April 14, 2012
I'm so lucky to have met him through my husband who was in German Prison Camp. He and his family became the very best of friends for 46 years. We will always love and miss him. Catherine Boychuk
April 12, 2012
He was a leader. Every way, every day.

We will always love him.

John Hamilton
April 12, 2012
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