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    Schenectady, NY 12309

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“Jerry was the one of the nicest fellows and, certainly, the cleverest chemist I ever met. We kept in contact for over fifty years. I shall miss him...Read More »
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“Jerry was a wonderful man and a great family friend. My thoughts are with David and his family today. ”
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Jerome S. Prener, 92, formerly of Schenectady, passed away on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at The Bridges of Mendon in Mendon, NY.

Born in Brooklyn, Jerome was the son of the late Joseph and Rebecca (Krawtsoff) Prener.

Jerome earned a PhD in chemistry at New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering. Prior to moving to Schenectaty, Jerome worked as a research chemist on the Manhattan Project. He was a chemist for the General Electric Research Lab in Niskayuna for 34 years. He holds 15 US patents.

Predeceased by his wife Edith (Moore) Prener, Jerome is also predeceased by his brother, Samuel Prener, and sister and brother-in-law Anne (Moore) Pittenger and James Pittenger, Sr.

Jerome leaves behind his son and daughter-in-law, David and Susan Prener of Fairport, NY, as well as grandchildren, Christopher (Johanna) Prener and Nora Prener, and a great-granddaughter, as well as many loved nieces and nephews.

Jerome was a member of the Congregation Gates of Heaven.

A graveside service will be held at West Charlton Cemetery (Saratoga County) in the Spring at a date and time to be announced.

Contributions in Jerome's memory can be made to Congregation Gates of Heaven, 852 Ashmore Avenue, Schenectady, NY 12309