JAROLD "Jerry" KIEFFER

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JAROLD ALAN KIEFFER "Jerry"  
(Age 93)  

Died March 22, 2017 at home surrounded by family and others who loved him. Born May 5, 1923, raised in Minneapolis, MN, he was the beloved husband (68 years) of Fran; father of Edith, Charles (Meg) and Philip (Claudia); grandfather of Aaron, Daniel, Alisa and Erika; great-grandfather of Caleb and Raymond. After WWII Pacific service, he graduated from University of Minnesota (BA, PhD). His lifetime of public service included Exec.Director, National Cultural Center (Kennedy Center) and positions in Truman, Eisenhower, Nixon, Ford and Carter administrations, including Asst. Admin. AID and Deputy Commissioner, Social Security Administration. Served as Board Chair, Senior Employment Resources, President, Fairfax Alliance for Human Services, Board member, Fairfax Symphony. He loved telling stories and wrote books and articles on government organization, productive aging and public transportation. He and Fran shared their love of family, friends, community, music, reading and nature. Donations in his name to Fairfax Symphony welcome in lieu of flowers. Celebration of Jerry's life, Saturday, May 13, 2 p.m., Village Square, Greenspring Village, Springfield, VA.

Published in The Washington Post on Apr. 2, 2017