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Jerome Boden

June 8, 1932 ~ December 29, 2016 (age 84)
Jerry Boden, PhD, age 84, passed away peacefully on Dec. 29, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. Jerry was the consummate family man. His dedication to his wife of 56 years and his children, grandchildren, and extended family formed the nucleus of his life. Jerry received an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering, masters degree in industrial engineering and statistics, and a PhD in industrial engineering. He spent his working career at Western Electric, Martin Marietta, and the Coast Guard. His hobbies included playing the trumpet and listening to jazz, dancing, engaging in a good game of chess, and listening to audiobooks. However, all his activities were a distant second to his love for and commitment to his family. He is survived by his wife, Sue, his 4 children Robin (Rich Skolnik), Barry (Rachel Gafni), Steven (Karen), and Louise (Zac Tolin), 8 grandchildren and his brother Arthur. Jerry will be remembered by all the people whose lives he touched as an extremely gentle, humble, and giving individual.
Funeral services will be held at Tikvat Israel at 11:30 AM on Friday December 30, 2016 with interment to be held at Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Adelphi, MD. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tikvat Israel ( and the Maryland State Library for the Blind: ( The family will be observing Shiva on December 31- January 2 with Minyan at 7:30 PM. Leisure World Vantage Point West 3210 N. Leisure World Blvd Silver Spring 20906, Apt. 120

Temple Service

DEC 30. 11:30 AM

Tikvat Israel
2200 Baltimore RD
Rockville, MD, 20851
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