Jerome B. Simandle

Jerome B. Simandle

A celebration of Judge Simandle's life will be held November 15, 2019, at the Princeton University Chapel.

FJA Mourns the Passing of Honorable Jerome B. Simandle

It is with heartfelt sadness that we write to inform our membership that Senior Judge (and former Chief Judge) Jerome B. Simandle DNJ passed away last Friday following a courageous battle with cancer. Jerry was an extremely active and beloved member of the Federal Judges Association having served for many years as an Officer, Executive Board and Board member. Most recently, Jerry was elected to be our Treasurer but reluctantly requested to step down because of the gravity of his illness and the serious physical impact of his treatments.

Jerry was never shy in professing his respect and affection for the FJA, its members and our mission. He was always available with cogent words of wisdom, a calm voice in any storm and an unending willingness to help at every turn. We are told that he passed away peacefully with his family at his side. We will always be grateful for his support, leadership and friendship to us all.


Cynthia M. Rufe


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