Jerome Lawrence Medford, 82, of Atlanta died Dec. 12, 2011. He raised his family in northern New Jersey before moving to Atlanta in 1996.
Mr. Medford’s professional life began in radio broadcasting, followed by a career in advertising and market research.
He graduated with an arts baccalaureate from Cornell University in 1950, majoring in physics and broadcast journalism. He was a member of Cornell’s ROTC program.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, receiving the Purple Heart and Bronze Star for Valor for combat heroism as the sole surviving officer leading his unit of the 2nd Infantry Division during the battle for Old Baldy.
He had a life-long love of music, photography, and poetry and served as an all-city violinist and editor of the literary magazine while attending Brooklyn Technical High School.
He and his wife served as readers for the Eyes of New Jersey radio-reading program for the blind; he served as its manager. He was a volunteer leader of the Atlanta FOX 5 Call for Action, protecting vulnerable populations from unscrupulous business practices.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Doris (Pinchuk); two sons, Russell of Atlanta and David of Morristown; his daughter, Amy Medford of Roosevelt; a sister, Florence Wiener of Merrick, NY; and five grandchildren.
Services were held Dec. 13 with arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, Atlanta. Memorial contributions may be made to the International Rescue Committee.