Jerome P. Solomon ’54 died August 30, 2013, in Winchester, Mass. He was born in Boston on April 25, 1932, and prepared for college at Salem (Mass.) High School. He was a member of Alpha Rho Upsilon fraternity and went on to earn a master’s of business administration from Boston University in 1956. He was a certified public accountant and managing partner at Harris, Kerr, Forster & Co. (later Pannell Kerr Forster) for more than fifty years.
He was a lecturer at the evening division of the Boston University College of Business Administration. He was the author of Financial and Accounting Handbook for Service Industries (CBI Publishing, 1982). He served as president of the Marblehead Citizens’ Scholarship Foundation, vice president of Massachusetts Society of CPAs, and director and president of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy. In 1995, he was named one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting by Accounting Today. He is survived by his wife, Judith Andelman Solomon; sons Jeffrey S. Solomon ’78, Dr. Joel Solomon, and Jon Solomon; daughter Jane Donovan; and nine grandchildren.