polo vest for men JEROME MYERS Obituary
JEROME B., age 83, of Bala Cynwyd PA, passed away on Tuesday, May 1, 2012. He was the husband of Phyllis B. Myers; the father of Ford R. Myers of Haverford PA and Dr. Jed A. Myers (Abby) of Seattle WA; and grandfather of Isaac, Jonas and Lily Myers, all of Seattle WA.
Mr. Myers was born in Philadel phia PA in 1928, the son of Israel and Lillian Myers. He had one sister, Dorothy. As a teenager, Mr. Myers distinguished himself as an outstanding student, athlete, musician and leader. By the age of 15, he had formed his own orchestra; and at 19, he owned a popular record shop. In his first year at University of Pennsylvania,
Mr. Myers played varsity tennis and won many tournaments. Throughout his life, Mr. Myers remained passionate about tennis, music, dancing and men’s fashion.
After serving in the Army in the late 1940s, Mr. Myers began his career in the real estate and building business. He soon transitioned into the men’s apparel industry by joining Rooster, Inc., a Philadelphia based necktie manufacturer. Within two years, Mr. Myers assumed the presidency of that company. Over the ensuing 28 years, he built Rooster, Inc. into highly successful, internation ally recognized organization.
At an age when most men would retire, Mr. Myers joined Polo Ralph Lauren as Senior Vice President in charge of neck wear. In this role, he commuted daily to New York City and traveled several times a year to Europe. Mr. Myers remained at Polo Ralph Lauren for 18 years, until he was forced to retire due to illness.
A leader in his industry, Mr. Myers was named “Man of the Year,” and elected President of the Neckwear Association of America. He was also featured regularly in the fashion press. Over the years, both The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Magazine publish ed full page articles about his exceptional taste, boundless energy and sense of style. Mr. Myers was also known as a generous mentor,
helping to launch the careers of many notable fashion professionals.
Mr. Myers will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all those whose lives he touched. No flowers please.