Jerome A. Magner, 89


PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Jerome A. Magner, died May 14, in Boynton Beach, Florida. He was the husband of Frances (Ogens) Magner; they were married for 65 years. He was born in Brooklyn, New York. He was the son of the late Herman and Evelyn (Wolfe) Magner.

Jerome graduated cum laude from The City College of New York (CCNY) School of Business, majoring in accounting. Forty years of his working life were spent at National Amusements, ending up in the position of executive vice president of finance. Over the years, he was on the board of Viacom and the board of the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO). 

Two of his granddaughters have Type I diabetes, and in 2001, he was honored by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) for his excellence in fundraising.

Besides his wife, he is survived by daughter Merrill Magner and her husband, Barry Napear, son Steve Magner and his wife, Phyllis Joseph, and sister Ellen Smith. He was the beloved “Papa” to granddaughters Jesslyn Magner, and Ashley, Beth and Julie Napear and her husband, Travis Wyman, and his two great-granddaughters Lorelei and Amber.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.