Jerome died June 19, 2021, at his home in League City, Texas, where he lived for all 56 years of his life after graduating from the University with a degree in aeronautical engineering. 

He came to Princeton from G.A.R. High School in Wilkes Barre, Pa. At Princeton he dined at Court Club and was a member of the Engineering Society and the Aquinas Foundation. 

Jerome spent 45 years working at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, starting with the Apollo program where, as a member of the Mission Planning and Analysis Division, he helped design the astronauts’ trajectories to the moon. Later he oversaw development and operation of the computer-support systems for the space shuttle and space station programs. He wrote that he carried a lesson absorbed at Old Nassau throughout his career: “ … something I learned from one of our engineering instructors, and it exemplifies Princeton for me. That is, we learn by searching; to find the answer is fine, but the fun and fulfillment are in the searching.”

Jerome was a zealous fan of Houston’s pro sports teams and the loving father of Jerry Yencharis and Susan Postell. The class extends its profound condolences to them and the other members of Jerome’s family.

Undergraduate Class of 1964