Grossman, Jerome P.
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Oct 31, 1923 - Mar 18, 2013
Born in Omaha, Nebraska, preceded in death by his parents Phillip and Hannah Grossman. He is survived by his wife Betty J. Grossman; sons, Michael Grossman and Barry Grossman; daughter-in-law Stephanie Grossman; and grandchildren, Hannah Grossman and Noah Grossman. He was attending Creighton College of Commerce when he entered World War II in 1944. He fought in Europe in the 12th Armored Division and would eventually help liberate prisoners from a Nazi slave labor camp, Landsberg. Before his discharge, he helped organize the educational system for the command headquarters at Heidenheim, Germany. He set up a curriculum and later taught as an Assistant Professor both in Germany and at Biarritz American University in France. In June of 1948, he was the first civilian from Nebraska to be given a direct commission to the new Judge Advocate General's Corps. He would remain with the JAG part-time until 1977 when he was transferred to the retired reserve as a full Colonel of the U.S. Army. Upon return to the States after the War, he attended Creighton Law School where he received his Juris Doctorate and then went on to New York University where he earned his L.L.M. Degree in tax law. He began his private legal practice in 1947 in Omaha, Nebraska, where he would continue until his retirement in 2010. His other activities and honors include former Commander of the Jewish War Veterans for the States of Iowa and Nebraska, President and National Councilman of the Nebraska Department of the Reserve Officers Association, Pi Lomda Phi Alumni Association of Nebraska, First President of the Byron Reed Historical Society, President of the Omaha Coin Club (4 terms), Coordinator of the Byron Reed Collection Cataloguing Commission for the City of Omaha (caretaker of the City's multi-million dollar coin and autograph collection) (7 years) as well as many other positions for numerous organizations.
SERVICES Wednesday, 1pm in the Chapel at Temple Israel Cemetery, 42nd and Redick St. Memorials are suggested to the Jewish War Veterans of the USA or the Reserve Officers Association c/o Offutt Air Force Base. JOHN A. GENTLEMAN MORTUARIES
72nd STREET CHAPEL
1010 North 72nd St. 402-391-1664
John A. Gentleman Mortuaries - 72nd Street Chapel
1010 North 72nd Street Omaha, NE 68114
Published in Omaha World-Herald from Mar. 18 to Mar. 20, 2013