Retirees Association

Donald J. Jacobson, 81, Instructor, Library Administration, and Reference Librarian

Donald Jacobson

Donald Joseph Jacobson, 81, passed away in Fort Worth on Sunday, June 9, 2019.

Don was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on March 21, 1938, to Benjamin and Rhoda Jacobson. After graduating high school, he spent a happy, meaningful year in Israel living at a kibbutz before attending Case Western Reserve University. Don obtained a master's degree in library sciences. He then worked as a reference librarian and instructor of library administration at Wright State University. In 1973 he relocated his family to Texas to accept a position with the city of Fort Worth. He served faithfully as a reference librarian for the city of Fort Worth until his retirement in 2006.

Don was a very kind, well-read man who was intensely interested in the world around him. Don was preceded in death by his parents; his late wife, Nancy; son, Jonathan; and sister, Edith. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Kathleen; son, Benjamin (Julie); daughter, Simona Jacobson; stepsons, Stanton, Stephen, Martin and Quintin (Melinda) Cargill; brother, Harvey Jacobson; granddaughters, Alexia and Amanda Jacobson; grandsons, Christopher, Brendan, Joey and Andrew Jacobson and Matthew Shoenfeld.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 14, 2019, at Beth-El Congregation, 4900 Briarhaven Road, Fort Worth, Texas, 76109.