Remembering Jerome "Jerry" Apt Jr., Carnegie Tech Mechanical Engineer-Mechanical Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Remembering Jerome "Jerry" Apt Jr., Carnegie Tech Mechanical Engineer

Jerome "Jerry" Apt Jr.[ME'47], whose 65 years as a mechanical engineer benefited consumers and employees as well as the companies for which he worked, died of multisystem organ failure Sunday at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC in Oakland. He was 87.

"Mechanical engineers are the folks that make things. Innovation is part of their training," said his son, former astronaut Jay Apt [Carnegie Mellon University Professor]. "Dad felt that being a mechanical engineer was one of the highest and most interesting callings of his time, and he pursued it with gusto through two-thirds of a century."

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