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Jerome K. Altshuler of Prescott, Arizona, died at home on March 25, 2017.

Jerry was born in 1922 to David Altshuler and Lena Shelubow Altshuler in Chicago, Illinois. He received his BS from Chicago Teacher's College, his MS in math from USC, and earned a post-graduate degree from the University of Cambridge in England. He served two and a half years in the 66th Artillery Division in France, Germany and Austria during World War II and finished his Army service at the University of Cambridge with the eminent historian and philosopher, Lord Bertrand Russell as his tutor. Following the war, Jerry lived in California where he met and married Roselyn Weitzenhoffer in 1947. They moved to Oklahoma where Jerry became President and CEO of Equitable Factors Ltd. until 1987. He was a Professor of Finance at Oklahoma City University from 1981-1996. He traveled extensively for OCU, teaching international business and finance in numerous Asian countries. During that time, he also served as a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee at Allied Oklahoma Bank from 1978-1989. Following his retirement from OCU, Jerry was hired by FINRA as an arbitrator for securities disputes until 2012. After being a widower for four years, Jerry married local designer, Judy Masters in 1991 in Edmond, Oklahoma and the couple relocated to Prescott, Arizona in 2010. He is survived by his wife, Judy, his sons Michael and wife Patricia of Edmond, Laurence and wife Claudia of Tulsa, and Kenneth and wife Lynda Doyle of South Freeport, Maine; his granddaughters Elizabeth (David) Bard and Katie Altshuler of Edmond, Genvieve (Justin) Eskridge of Tulsa, Vanessa Altshuler of Los Angeles, and Amy Altshuler Doyle (Preston Noon) of South Freeport, Maine, Chelsea Altshuler-Doyle of Falmouth, Maine, 4 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Roselyn, his four brothers Art, Joe, Leo and Sam and by nephews David and Arnold.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 1:00pm at Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper in Oklahoma City. Memorials may be made to The Alzheimer's Foundation, Hospice, or your charity of choice.

Arrangements under the direction of Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper Funeral Directors, Oklahoma City, OK.