June 21, 2022
Anne Arundel Community College is deeply saddened by the loss of long-time Board of Trustees member Jerome W. Klasmeier. A tireless champion of the college and the community, Trustee Klasmeier served at AACC beginning in 2002.
“Trustee Klasmeier will be missed by all of us at Anne Arundel Community College,” AACC President Dawn Lindsay said. “Jerry believed in our mission and was an unwavering advocate for the needs of our students. He truly cared about their success. He evidenced integrity and was values driven in every interaction. We will miss him.”
As an AACC board member, he was appointed in 2002 and 2008 to complete the terms of outgoing board members; reappointed in 2012, 2018; and served as vice chair 2004-2006, 2008-2009, 2011-2012 and 2016-2017. He chaired numerous committees during his years of service, including serving as chair of the Facilities Committee, which oversaw the construction and opening of AACC’s newest building, the Health and Life Sciences Building.
“From the entire Board of Trustees, we were profoundly saddened to hear of the death of our fellow Trustee, Jerome Klasmeier,” said Sandra E. Moore, chair of the AACC board of trustees. “Jerry was an active and contributing member of the Board. In a sense, he was the Board “historian” offering a perspective from the viewpoint of someone who had served on the board for many years. A man of strong convictions, he also had a kind heart, and served as a mentor for newer members of the board, including myself. We share in the grief of his family. He was a man who truly lived his best life.”
Active in the community, he had been a member of the Hospice of the Chesapeake Foundation, the Providence Center Foundation and chairman of an advisory board to the adjutant general for the Military Youth Corps.
A former assistant comptroller for Maryland, Trustee Klasmeier had a distinguished career in public service. He spent more than five decades in federal, state and local government service, including 14 years as deputy secretary of the State Department of General Services and three years as chief administrative officer to former Anne Arundel County Executive Janet Owens. Trustee Klasmeier earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Loyola University Maryland and served three years as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army.
More details on Trustee Klasmeier’s life and a way to share a memory with the family are available online.
Visitation will be 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 23, at Hardesty Funeral home, 851 Annapolis Rd, Gambrills, MD 21054. Mass of Resurrection is at 11 a.m. Friday, June 24, at Our Lady of the Fields Catholic Church,1070 Cecil Ave, Millersville, MD 21108.
Memorial contributions to the Jerome Klasmeier Scholarship can be made to the Anne Arundel Community College Foundation, 101 College Parkway, Arnold, MD 21012 or on our Foundation page. Please indicate "Jerome Klasmeier Scholarship" when making a gift.