- January 30, 1919 - April 14, 2011
- Lexington, Kentucky
of Donald's Passing
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“Mrs. Jacobs and Family, My sincere thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Remembering Dr. Jacobs, Werk Way Stables and his beautiful...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Heidi Hess Coates - Cincinnati, OH
“IRVING AND SELMA HARRIS EXTEND OUR EXPRESSION OF SYMPATHY TO THE ENTIRE FAMILY OF DONALD JACOBS. HE WAS A FINE MAN AND GOOD FRIEND.
2 of 15 | Posted by: IRVING HARRIS - CINCINNATI, OH
“The Jacobs Family, All of the trustees and staff at the Museum join me in sending you our most heartfelt sympathies for the loss of Dr. Jacobs. ...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Tolley Graves - Lexington, KY
“It is with great sadness I learned of Dr. Jacobs passing. He was truly a remarkable individual, patron of the arts and patron of the horse.
He will...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Andy
“My sincere condolences to the Jacobs family for the loss of your Husband, Father and Grandfather. I know you will all miss him, but his memory will...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Nancy McConnell - Paris, KY
“DEAR BRENT I WAS SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR DAD HE CERTAINLY HAD A WONDERFUL LIFE AND I KNOW WILL BE GREATLY MISSED IT IS ALWAYS HARD TO LOSE A...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: BETH JONES - BELLEFONTAINE, OH
“Mrs.Jacobs and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May you find peace and comfort in the many positive ways Dr.Jacobs touched so...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Cheryl Hess Craig - Cincinnati, OH
“Our sincere thoughts and prayers are in force as we learned the sad news about Dr. Jacobs' death. We hope that the wonderful memories and ongoing...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Reams Family - Frankfort, KY
“Brent, Jane and Brooke: May time and grief pass swiftly... may memories last forever. My sincere sympathy in the loss of your father.
9 of 15 | Posted by: Shirley S. Parkinson - Decatur, IL
“Dear Dottie, Brent, Jane, Brooke, Jacobs brothers and their families, I have known Dr. Jacobs since I was about twleve years old. He didn't change...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Jenny Albert - Lexington, KY
“Brent, I am so very sorry about your dad. What a special man. How fortunate you were to have him with you so long. All my thoughts and prayers...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Paula cline - Versailles, KY
“So sorry I cannot be with you in your time of grief. Just not possible for me to make the trip....my prayers are with all of you.
12 of 15 | Posted by: Brenda - Lafayette, LA
“Dottie: With deepest sympathy.
13 of 15 | Posted by: Jo Griffith - Elizabethtown, KY
“Brent, Sending our sympathy for your loss. May you and the family find Peace. "Nothing is lost that Love remembers." The Bacon Family
14 of 15 | Posted by: Larry and Barbara Bacon - KY
“Brent, Jane and Brooke - sincere condolences upon the passing of a very special man in your lives. It is hard to lose people we love. You are in my...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Brendan Heintz - Oak Park, IL
Donald L. Jacobs, M.D., age 92, died Thursday April 14, 2011 . He was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of the late Lester and Flora Jacobs. He graduated from Western Hills High School in 1937 where he was voted Most Outstanding Senior Boy and earned numerous varsity letters in athletics and was later elected to the Western Hills High School Athletic Hall of Fame. He attended the University of Cincinnati on a football scholarship and graduated from the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine in 1943. Don served as a captain and medical doctor in the U.S. Army during WWII. He practiced general surgery in Cincinnati for over 36 years and was the Director of Surgery at Deaconness Hospital for many years. Don served as team doctor for the University of Cincinnati football and basketball teams from 1950 through 1968. In 1968, he received the Outstanding UC Alumni award. Upon his retirement from medicine in 1986, he moved to his Georgetown, Kentucky farm. Don was also a longtime owner and breeder of American Saddlebred horses and a passionate art collector. He served as Chairman of the International Museum of the Horse at the Kentucky Horse Park for many years and has also served on the boards of the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation, University of Kentucky Art Museum, and Cincinnati Contemporary Art Center. He served as Chairman of the Board of the American Saddlebred Museum and was instrumental in its move to the Kentucky Horse Park. Don established the Jacobs Gallery at Georgetown College and has also received an honorary doctorate degree from Georgetown College. He received special recognition and awards from both the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation and Georgetown College for his philanthropy. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Dorothy S. Jacobs; his five sons – Donald S. Jacobs (Lynn) of Cincinnati, Brent Jacobs (Jane) of Georgetown, Daniel Jacobs (Melissa) of Asheville, NC, Stephen Jacobs (Colleen) of Cincinnati and Andrew Jacobs (Betsy) of Lexington. In addition, he is survived by 12 grandchildren – Donald P., Stephanie, Audrey, Brooke, Julia, Summer, Brittany, Brandon, Breanna, Bailey, Olivia and Caroline Jacobs and one great-grandchild, William Jacobs. He was preceded in death by his two sisters, Viola Reiss and Joyce Bolsen. Visitation will be 4-6 P.M., Sunday at Johnson's Funeral Home in Georgetown KY. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday at Westwood United Methodist Church in Cincinnati, with visitation after 10:30 A.M.at the church. Burial will be in Spring Grove Cemetery. Expressions of Sympathy may be made to the American Saddlebred Horse Museum, 4083 Iron Works Parkway Lexington, KY 40511 or Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504-3277.