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Jerome S. Gerber
August 5, 1934 ~ February 9, 2024 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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Albany – Jerome S. Gerber, 89, passed away peacefully on Friday February 9, 2024 at St. Peter’s Hospital. Born in Brooklyn, NY on August 5, 1934 he is the son of the late Arthur and Shirley Gerber.
Jerome (Jerry) was a life-long resident of New York City and a graduate of Tilden High School and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in 1955 from Syracuse University. He spent most of his career working in advertising as a creative director at firms such as Ogilvy and Mather, J. Walter Thompson and BBDO during the Madison Avenue Golden Age. He later cofounded the marketing firm, Lifespan.
Jerry’s real passion in life was the written word, he was an avid reader, published poet and coauthor of the 1989 book, “LifeTrends” on the future of baby boomers, with coauthors Janet Wolff and Walter Klores. Jerry was an avid connoisseur and supporter of theatre and film. Later in life, he became a serious student of Buddhism and studied with various teachers including George Pitagorsky and Sharon Salzberg. Before his death, he taught meditation at the Daughters of Sarah Nursing Center.
Jerome is survived by his children, Megan (William Bachman) Gerber, Anthony “Tony” (Lynn Nottage) Gerber and Emily (Randall Miller) Gerber; his grandchildren, Miranda Bachman, Ruby Gerber, Jonah Bachman and Melkamu Gerber; and his sister, Elaine (the late Milton) Liemer. Jerome was predeceased by his wife, Edith R. Gerber in 1993.
His family wishes to express deep gratitude to the staff at Daughters of Sarah for the love and care Jerry received in his final months.