Jerry died June 23, 2021, after a long period of suffering from Lewy body dementia. He lived in Port Jefferson, N.Y., and New York City. He was a proud graduate of the Bronx High School of Science.

After a brief foray into the mutual-fund industry in its early days, Jerry went to medical school at Temple University, then did his residency at Penn. His stint in psychiatry led him to the precision of ophthalmology, a field in which he excelled for more than 30 years.

As an ophthalmologist he specialized in cataract surgery, served as ophthalmology chief at St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson, taught at Stony Brook University Hospital, and provided service to the VA. He fondly remembered his early days of practice when grateful patients would bring him lobsters caught in Port Jefferson Harbor.

He was an avid tennis player and traveled frequently with his beloved wife, Tamra. He will be remembered by his family for his irreverent, irrepressible sense of humor, his encyclopedic memory, and his dedication as a husband and father. 

Jerry was predeceased by his wife of 51 years, Tamra. He is survived by his son, Mitchell ’91; daughter Margot Brown; their spouses; and five grandchildren. 

Undergraduate Class of 1960