SHARE YOUR MEMORIES/PHOTOS: Selectman Jerry Wasserman
Share your photos and any memories of Jerry Wasserman, help us build a memorial to his work in Needham.
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At last night's meeting, Selectman Daniel Matthews noted that Wasserman had played a role in most of the major town decisions for many years.
“If his contributions weren’t countless,” Selectman Dan Matthews said, “they would be hard to count.”
He joined the Board in 1999, and was a member of Needham Town Meeting and School Committee before that, Town Manager Kate Fitzpatrick writes in an email. He has also served on a number of other committees around town.
Beyond his town duties, Wasserman played with a folk band, Jerry and the Great Experiment, and had recorded a live album last July. Music was a passion of his.
He died aged 65 at home on Feb. 28, he had been battling cancer.
On the original stories, several readers responded with their thoughts and some photos of Wasserman's life and work in town. We invite you to join their chorus, and dug through Patch's archive to find some of his contributions already recorded. Flip through the gallery above, or add your own.
Jerry was a caring and committed citizen of Needham. We have all benefitted from his years of service to the Town. Those of us who had the opportunity to work with him over those years were better because he made us better. Thanks, Jerry. You will be missed.
Do you have a memory of running into Wasserman at a town event, or speaking to him during a meeting? Do you have a photo of him from somewhere around town? Post comments and upload your photos to this memorial.