OBITUARY

Jerold Dennis Michaelson, M.D.

December 20, 1942April 27, 2019

Jerold Dennis Michaelson, M.D., of Dallas,Texas, passed away on April. 27, 2019. He was born in Dallas, TX, on December 20, 1942.

He graduated from Hillcrest High School, Southern Methodist University and received his medical degree from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He served proudly as a Captain in the United States Navy.

He was married to Frankie Music Michaelson for 52 years.

He was a highly regarded dermatologist, running his own practice in Dallas for 45 years.

He was also a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, a long time congregant of Shearith Israel Synagogue, and an avid art collector who was a devoted to his children and grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Issie Michaelson, and mother, Angelyn Rosen Michaelson.

He is survived by his wife, Frankie Music Michaelson; brother Dr. Paul Michaelson and wife Tricia; sister Marcia Wallenstein and husband James; brother-in-law Stephen and wife Anne Music; children Mindi and Daniel Pidgeon, Stacy and Jared LaCorte; grandchildren Madison Pidgeon, Max Pidgeon, Angie LaCorte and Charlotte LaCorte.

Funeral Service will be held at Congregation Shearith Israel at 10:30 am on Monday, April 29, 2019, followed by the interment in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Services

  • Funeral Service Monday, April 29, 2019
  • Committal Service Monday, April 29, 2019

Memories

Jerold Dennis Michaelson, M.D.

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Elaine Gill

August 3, 2019

It's sad to say that I just found out that Dr Michaelson passed away. He was the best doctor ever... With the greatest bedside manner: always coming into the examining room singing of what a great day it was, treating you as if you were his only patient and then leaving the room saying "load her up"... always made you feel good when you left, and always put a smile on your face. He will be greatly missed😥

James Teel

June 11, 2019

I started going to Dr. Michaelson in the early 90s for scincare. He was the friendliest, most cheerful, and fast-moving doctor I've ever known. It was so fascinating how he would zip in and out within minutes, while giving great care (if you had any questions, you had to be prepared to ask!). I continued going to him over many years for skin checkups.
You will be missed, Dr. Michaelson. May you rest in peace!


Judy Brooks

June 3, 2019

I am so saddened to hear of Dr. Michaelson's passing. He was recommended to me by Dr. Don Cheatum and was clearly highly regarded by fellow physicians as someone that they themselves would see. He was truly a wonderful caring doctor. Always happy and smiling. He took great care of me since I moved to Dallas 20 years ago. He also took care of my Mom when she moved here to live with us prior to her passing in 2016. Prayers for comfort for his wife and children and grandchildren in the weeks and months ahead. May he rest eternal.

Debi Hodges

May 21, 2019

I worked for Dr. Michaelson in the early 90’s as Dorothy’s secretary and later the front desk. I have such fond memories of my time there because he was such a joy to be around. After I left his employ to pursue a different path, I remained a patient because he was an amazing doctor. He will be missed by everyone who’s life he touched, and the many he saved.

Mary Kiefer

May 8, 2019

Dr. Michaelson was my doctor for over 40 years. I also referred my husband (Mike) to Dr. Michaelson when I met Mike in 1989. I noticed a mole on Mike's back and asked if he had seen a dermatologist and he said yes, that the dermatologist recommended that we "watch" the mole and come back in 6 months or a year (even though my husband's sister had died from melanoma, and their father had melanoma). Dr. Michaelson immediately took a biopsy, which came back as a melanoma. I remember the day Dr. Michaelson called me, I immediately knew in his voice that the biopsy results were not good. I told him that Mike was just landing in California for a business trip for a week and did he need to come back and he said "it would probably be a good idea". I paged Mike at the airport upon landing and he immediately returned to Dallas for treatment. Dr. Michaelson also found another melanoma on Mike a year or so later. He saved Mike's life - we are sure of it. Without Dr. Michaelson. we can't imagine where we would be.

Dr. Michaelson was so cute and funny and kind and caring. We always talked about the latest art he had acquired and discussed the various estate sales we both had been to recently. And you better have your questions in order when he walked into the examining room, as he was quick to get down to business so he could get to the next patient. He was a doctor-working-machine! I'm sure he saved many thousands of lives. What an amazing doctor. He was so generous with his patients. Even after the auto accident, he still continued to help his patients, even at the detriment of his health. I will never forget Dr. Michaelson. He blessed so many throughout his life, I pray that the blessings will be returned 1,000 times over to his family.

Mike and I were so sad to find out about Dr. Michaelson's passing and the subsequent funeral service on April 29. We would have loved go to the service, but found out about it too late.

God Bless Dr. Michaelson.

Carolyn Willeford

May 8, 2019

Dr. Michaelson was the absolute best doctor, period. I had been to many dermatologists over the years for a large brown spot on my leg. "Oh, it's not cancerous so you'll have to live with it" was the common refrain. Dr. Michaelson took one look and treated it right then and there. Two months later it was totally healed and totally disappeared. He was also kind, funny and very personable. He has been irreplaceable.

Sandy McGowan

May 7, 2019

I want Dr. Michaelson’s family to know he saved my life. He found melanoma cancer on my calf and not only told me I needed to get it removed but made the appointment in the hospital for me the next day!

I always looked forward to seeing him . He always always was smiling and always always spoke of his family.

My husband and I went to him over 35 years...He was the best of the best and no one will ever replace him.
Sandy and Mo McGowan

Allison Groom

May 6, 2019

I was a patient of Dr. Michaelson for many years. He was very kind and caring, and an excellent dermatologist.

David Balog

May 6, 2019

I was a patient of Dr. Michaelson,r for 36 years. I was there till his last week in his office. My wife daughter and and son were his
patients through the years. He was always return my calls, as well as see me without an appointment. I loved the the man. He was the best as a Doctor, and as well as a human being. Dr Michaelson, will be missed by our entire family.

Daniel Strickfaden

May 6, 2019

I was a patient of Jerry's for over 25 years. We all know he was a fantastic doctor - old school - custom solutions, etc. And he was a true mensch. But Jerry also had a terrific sense of humor. We'd laugh about Henny Youngman, Shecky Greene, Don Rickles. I once shared one of my favorite jokes with Jerry and we laughed and laughed - I'll never forget that day. I want to share the joke with his family - I think you will laugh as you imagine Jerry laughing.......Mr. Stein imbibes a bit too much at the pub and crashes his Cadillac into a tree on his way home. Fortunately, he is not injured too badly - merely a bump on the head. The kindly office reassures Mr. Stein that help is on the way, and asks if he is comfortable, whereupon, without missing a beat, Mr. Stein replies "I make a good living." I'm going to miss Jerry.
With my warm thoughts and memories, Dan Strickfaden

FROM THE FAMILY