April 30, 1961 – July 30, 2018
In remembrance of an amazing husband, father and friend.
You fought so hard but this was never going to be a fair fight. This cancer was a hideous monster that took everything from you, from us and you were only 57. Mum and I got to witness your courage and strength that knew no bounds when facing this deadly disease.
You were so brave when you agreed to the chemotherapy that unfortunately made you toxic and left you hospitalized for 7 months. We cried over Christmas time when you spent 2 weeks fighting for your life on a ventilator in multi-system organ failure with doctors telling us you weren’t going to make it but you did. We watched you beat the odds over and over but they were never in your favor. We watched you lose 140lbs because your love of food was stripped away with sickness and pain. We sat and waited while the surgeon battled for over 5 hours to try and fail to remove the tumors and we saw you battle and ultimately witnessed this beast destroy you over the last 10 months.
We take solace that you are in peace now, and the cancer died when you did. No one should have to suffer like you did it was just cruel. I’m honored that mum and I were able to hold your hand until the end and you were not alone.
You kept your amazing sense of humor until the end, the cancer couldn’t take that away at least. Thank you for teaching us to be kind and genuine and thank you for everything you did for mum and I. We never wanted for anything and you were the most generous dad and husband we could wish for. We only wish you could be there to witness more of our journey and we will try to make you proud and will honor your memory every day.
We are going to miss you more than we could ever imagine and we cherish you for being our best friend, safety net, cheer leader and protector.
We will love you forever...
Paul was a dual citizen of the U.K. and the U.S., and passed away Monday, July 30, 2018. He is predeceased by his father, Arnold Jacobson and his brother, John Jacobson. He is survived by his wife, Catherine Jacobson; daughter, Eve Jacobson; mother, Rita Jacobson; and two sisters, Jane Klugerman and Julie Baker.
- Catherine Jacobson, Wife
- Eve Jacobson, Daughter
- Rita Jacobson, Mother
- Jane Klugerman, Sister
- Julie Baker, Sister
- Memorial Service Sunday, August 5, 2018
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August 1, 2018
Dave & I remember Paul's laugh & how bigger than life he always was. We loved having him around & telling people we had our very own "Brit!" The picture you've shared is the way we'll always remember him..... happy & making others smile along with him. Many hugs to Catherine, Eve & other family & friends.
August 1, 2018
Paul, my beautiful brother,
There are no words to describe my feelings of sadness and grief.I can’t believe that I will never see your smiling face again or hold you in my arms.
You were without a doubt a legend! No other person I have ever known had such a great sense of humour and the ability to make people laugh.Everyone who knew you couldn’t help but adore you.You brought happiness to everyone.
I have a million Happy memories of our childhood together with our late brother John and sister Jane.memories of our darling parents, schooldays, holidays , celebrations but above all the endless fun and laughter.
Our house was a crazy place to be, a home filled with warmth and love.They truly were the best days of my life!
I last spoke to you a couple of weeks ago and I knew you were saying goodbye!
It broke my heart but I knew you were tired and could fight no more.
You told me to remember you the way you were before your illness took over and to remember the happy times.
You were so brave and showed such strength.
I am honored to have had you as my brother, my friend.I will hold you in my heart forever, until we meet again
August 1, 2018
I will never forget how you (and Catherine & Eve) were there for me through my most difficult times. You stepped in and saved me, and without a second's hesitance, you opened your doors and heart to me like I was part of your family - you guided and encouraged me on to the road that led me to where I am today, and I remain forever grateful.
Your guidance, sense of humour and laugh will be cherished for all the years to come.
May you rest in peace,
Until we meet again x
Joanna & Shelley Trivunovic & Bernstein
August 1, 2018
We are both really sad to hear that our childhood friend Paul ( "Jumbo "as he was known)has passed away.
In our hearts though he will always be there in our memories ...just as he was.....how we used to laugh !!
We were all just innocent potty teenagers and never thought about things like this.
So that's what we are going to do
Keep thinking about those childhood potty times which have always made us laugh when we've thought of you and always will still continue to do so.
Joanna & Shelley XX
July 31, 2018
What can I say? I have so many funny memories of you, most of which couldn’t be put on here... You were one of a kind, hilariously funny and larger than life!
Rest easy Uncle Knob, love you, Liv (Niece Knobette) x