Jerrold Rock Hickey ’44

Jerrold Rock Hickey ’44 died on June 23, 2007, in Auburndale, Mass.

Born on January 12, 1922, in Newton Centre, Mass., he prepared for college at Boston Latin School and Newton High School and became a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity at Bowdoin. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy on a submarine chaser from 1943 to 1946, attaining the rank of lieutenant junior grade. After the war, he returned to the College and graduated in June of 1947. He received a master of business administration degree from Harvard University in 1949, and for some years was associated with the MacMillan, Harcourt-Brace, and Prentice-Hall publishing companies in New York City, was a features editor for Harper’s Bazaar, and a managing editor of the Journal of Accountancy. In 1964, he returned to Boston and was appointed editor of Boston magazine, published monthly by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. In the early 1970s, he served as director of communications for the Boston Housing Authority during the years of desegregation. He was a book reviewer for the Boston Globe, the Boston Herald, and the Boston Traveler, and helped found New Boston Review, which later became the Boston Review. He began teaching writing and magazine management in the Boston University College of Communication in 1981. He retired from teaching in 1994 and became the editor of Bostonia, Boston University’s alumni magazine, a position that he held until his second retirement in 2004. He is survived by his wife, Sue Livingston Hickey, whom he married in 1964; a daughter,Victoria of Cambridge, Mass.; a son,Tristan of London, England; two granddaughters; and a sister,Virginia H. Eshoo of Portsmouth, N.H. (Editor’s note: This obituary is reprinted to correct errors in the previous issue.)