Jon Charles Prothero, Ph.D
Jon Charles Prothero, Ph.D died on the morning of Feb 16, 2015. Born in Springfield, Massachusetts on December 29, 1937, he was a resident of Tallahassee, Florida since 1969 after moving here from San Francisco, to attend FSU. He earned his MSW at the School of Social Work as well as his Ph.D from the College of Education in Educational Research and Testing. While living here, he taught in the Education Department at FSU, then worked for the Board of Regents and then the DHSMV. While at the DHSMV he was instrumental in developing the Florida Driver Improvement System while working as an administrator. He was also the President of Instructional Resources Foundation, Inc, a publishing and consulting firm he founded. He was the author of seven published books and three educational courses used throughout the country.
Before coming to Tallahassee, he served in the Army Security Agency as a Russian interpreter and translator in Japan. He was a graduate of the Army Language School ini Monterey, California. He also worked for Wells Fargo Bank in the trust department and was a Vice President of the American Bank Company all in San Francisco.
He is survived by his son Gregg Prothero and daughter-in-law Christina Prothero of Woodstock, Georgia and his brother Dr. S. Richard Prothero and sister-in-law Helen Prothero of Barnstable, Massachusetts. He will be missed by his nephews Laurie Sperry, Steve Prothero, Eric Prothero, Dan Prothero, and David Prothero, cousins Joni Reed and Joe Mawson, and many close friends.
A celebration of life will be held soon close to his home in Tallahassee.
Donations may be made to Bates College in Lewiston, Maine and the Music Department at FSU.
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Published by Tallahassee Democrat on Feb. 20, 2015.