Jerald “Jerry” Mayerson, 85, a longtime resident of Dayton, passed away on March 6 in Boca Raton, surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Mayerson was born in Dayton on Sept. 3, 1929. He attended The Ohio State University, where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity. He served in the armed forces during the Korean War. Mr. Mayerson was a well-respected real-estate developer for many years, and with his longtime business partner, Allan Rinzler, developed many commercial spaces, shopping centers, office buildings, high-end residential developments, and historical redevelopment projects. In Dayton, Mr. Mayerson was a member of the Dayton Standard Club, Meadowbrook County Club (where he served as president), B’nai B’rith, Temple Israel, and Beth Jacob Congregation. He was predeceased by his parents, Jacob and Mollie Mayerson, sister Pearl Wool, and brother Manuel Mayerson, all of Dayton. He is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Gail. He is survived also by his brother Melvin (Elaine) of Dayton, and by his three sons: Mickey of Los Angeles, and his children Jordan and Madeline and their mother, Jessica; his son Rick of San Mateo, Calif., and his wife, Joy, and their sons, Eli and Jared; and Marc of Washington, D.C., and his wife Anne and their sons, Aaron, Asher and Noah. Donations may be made in Mr. Mayerson’s memory to The Parkinson’s National Foundation of South Palm Beach County, P.O. Box 880145, Boca Raton, FL 33488. He will be missed by his family and friends. His courageous, uncomplaining battle against Parkinson’s over 22 years was an inspiration for all. He kept living as well as he could for as long as he could.

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