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In Memoriam: Jerry McFarland: 1935-2002
Jerry McFarland, former director of planning, design and construction, died on November 7 in Caldwell, Texas. He was 66.
A native of Tyler, Texas, Mr. McFarland worked for the University from 1964 until his retirement in 1997. He earned his masterís degree in engineering management from Drexel in 1972. During his years at Drexel, Mr. McFarland served as head coach of the Universityís rifle team and technical advisor to WKDU. He was also president, chairman and a board member of the Chamber of Commerce of West Philadelphia.
Mr. McFarland served in the Texas Air National Guard from 1961-64. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Air Force in 1971 with the rank of first lieutenant. Mr. McFarland is survived by his wife Helen, son Perry, brother Jon and eight brothers- and sisters-in-law.