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Michael John Jacobson

Michael John Jacobson
1965 – 2021

Michael John Jacobson, 56, died peacefully in his Chicago home on May 6, 2021, after a four year struggle with pancreatic cancer.

A renowned hairdresser for more than 35 years, Michael is survived by Michael Crowley, his husband and partner of 25 years, their nationally recognized Chicago salon and salon family, and a wide circle of family, dear friends and clients across the country. He was a kind, gentle soul who relentlessly pursued his passion for hair, fashion, music, the arts, all things Broadway, rescue animals, friendship, dessert, James Baldwin, social justice, human rights, gardening, and Christmas with equal, and seemingly limitless, enthusiasm.

Michael always carried with him a laminated card that read: “What we live, we learn. What we learn, we practice. What we practice, we become.”

Immediate arrangements will be private. A celebration of his remarkable life story and enduring legacy will be determined at a later time.


A candle was lit in memory of Michael Jacobson

Renee Inman Jun 16 2022 9:46 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Michael Jacobson

Kayla Christiansen Nov 26 2021 11:24 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Michael Jacobson

Julie Moldvan Sep 25 2021 1:03 PM

My heart goes out to you. He was one AMAZING human being! Sending love from Herman, Lori and the girls.

Jason Muller Jun 18 2021 2:09 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Michael Jacobson

Ginger (Strader) Minkiewicz Jun 15 2021 6:24 PM

Mike, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts.

Maria Strader Jun 15 2021 3:41 PM

Our prayers are with you, Crowley and the rest of the family. May God rest his soul.
Alice and Rose Boghosian

Alice Boghosia Jun 10 2021 3:03 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Michael Jacobson

Mary Kay Handley May 31 2021 8:43 AM

Sending thoughts and prayers to you. He made such a huge impact on his community and all of his friends and acquaintances ❤️ Becky S. Turner, Wichita, Ks

Becky S. Turner May 29 2021 10:57 PM

Always a loving smile and a kind heart. My deepest condolences to Michael and the rest of his family and friends.

Chris Foreit May 29 2021 5:08 PM

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