Jerome Prigoff
Born 1911
Died 6/12/2005


June 11, 2005 Jerome "Jerry" Prigoff, 94, died Saturday, June 11, 2005, at St. Camillus Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was a native of Syracuse and a teacher and coach at Fayetteville-Manlius for 38 years. In 1935 Mr. Prigoff taught physical education and history in Parish, NY. In 1936 he started his career in Fayetteville, where he taught and coached basketball, football and golf. He was a graduate of Syracuse University, where he obtained a master\'s degree and was elected to Kappa Phi Kappa, an honorary educational society. He also received an Outstanding Coaches Award from the New York State Coaches Association and served two terms as president of the Onondaga Coaches Association. Mr. Prigoff served as a staff sergeant in the Air Corps during World War II and as an athletic director before being transferred to the Infantry\'s 1st Cavalry Division in the Philippines. In 1945 he was part of the initial occupation of Japan. In politics, Mr. Prigoff was a Democratic committeeman and ran for the county legislature. He was also affiliated with World Book-Childcraft on a regular basis. As a member of Temple Adath Yeshurun, he served on the board of directors for the temple seniors, organized a volunteer work group for the Max Gilbert Day School library and was a life member of B\'nai B\'rith and A.D.L. In 1954, the Fayetteville Lions Club honored Coach Prigoff with a citation for his services to the area\'s youth and his work on the Recreation Commission. The Fayetteville Rotary Club also honored him with the Distinguished Citizen\'s Award in 1973. He also served on the board of directors of the Fayetteville Lions Club. He was predeceased in 1992 by his wife, Bertha Alpert Prigoff. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Burial and services: Friends many call Wednesday from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at Birnbaum Funeral Chapel, 1909 E. Fayette St. Graveside service will be conducted in Adath Yeshurun Cemetery. birnbaum funeral service, inc
Published in the Syracuse Post Standard on June 13, 2005
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