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Freddie Roman, Kevin Spirtas
Atkins Memorial Concert
The YM-YWHA of North Jersey was proud to present Freddie
Roman, Originator of "Catskills on Broadway", and Kevin
Spirtas, Star of Broadway, silver screen and
Television's "Days of our Lives" at the Jerry Atkins
Jerry Atkins was a pioneer who came to Wayne because he
believed in its growth and future. His civic pride
and love for his community was evident in his leadership
roles in many organizations. He was President of
the Pompton Lakes Jewish Center (which became Temple
Beth Shalom), the Rotary and the Chamber of Commerce.
Jerry was an active Board Member at the Daughters of
Miriam, and among his many community involvements were
UJA and B'Nai Brith. Jerry was a founding director
of the Ramapo Bank. He loved children and Atkins
Chevrolet sponsored several little league teams.
He was active in scouting for 60 years, serving as a
director on the board for the East Coast Altaha Council.
A veteran World War ll Air Corp Pilot, Captain Jerry
Atkins served in the South Pacific. His interest
in the Y began as a youth growing up in Paterson and
continued during his entire lifetime. He was so
proud that the Y came to Wayne and served so many
families. It is only fitting that the Jerry Atkins
Cultural Arts Endowment Program, continues to honor his
memory by providing exceptional programming to the
community he loved.
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