In Memoriam: Manuel D. Mayerson, z’’l

Monday, June 25, 2012

It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the death of our colleague, Manuel D. Mayerson, z”l, who was associated with the College‐Institute for more than three decades.

He and Rhoda offered friendship and wise counsel to each of the College presidents who served these last 30 years. Their friendship was without bounds and their love of the College was always evident and is a lasting legacy. Manny was an innovative business leader and philanthropist. As a devoted member of our Board of Governors, he was dedicated to perpetuating the values, teachings, and ethics of Judaism. His wide‐ranging generosity spanned the Jewish and secular world, as well as causes in the United States and Israel. His love of Torah and Jewish learning and his deep devotion to his family were manifested in all his endeavors. 

We extend our heartfelt sympathy to his dear wife, Rhoda, and their children and grandchildren. 

May the family find comfort together with all those who mourn for Zion and Jerusalem.


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