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Jerome J. Looker, 81, of Rochester New York, entered the Chapter Eternal on June 29, 2017. Jerry was a native of Columbus, OH. He majored in Chemistry at Kenyon, played baseball, basketball, and football, served in the Chase Society and on Student Council and joined the Chi Chapter of Delta Tau Delta. He earned his degree cum laude.

The recipient of a Charles Pfizer Fellowship for graduate study, Jerry went on to earn master's and doctoral degress from the University of Illinois. He undertook post-doctoral studies at Cornell University and then accepted a research position at Rochester's Eastman Kodak Company, where he spent his entire professional life.

Jerry was a lifelong athlete who treasured the camaraderie and fellowship of other sportsmen. His participation in baseball, basketball, and football gave way to the athletic endeavors he took up as an adult, including skiing, whitewater canoeing, and windsurfing. He transferred his abilities into cycling, running, and especially volleyball in later years, recently playing on a volleyball team in Empire State Senior Games.

Jerry is survived by a daughter, Lynda Looker Gurzenski; two sons, Scott Looker and Charles Looker; three grandchildren, among them Noah A. Gurzenski '17; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Elaine Looker Strutner; and his former wife, Marcia Mock.

Memorial contributions may be made to a youth athletic program of a donor's choice.

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