Jacquelyn Meron Adler

Profile Updated: April 13, 2017
Class Year: 1964
Residing In: Fort Myers, FL USA
Occupation: Retired
Spouse/Partner: Arthur B. Adler
Children: Alexis, born 1974
Shelley born 1977
Which class?


What States have you've lived in other than IL?


Other Occupation/s:

Computer programmer, singer

Where have you worked and/or retired from?

Carson Pirie Scott, Marshall Fields, Blue Cross

Have you ever been Self-Employed?


Marriage Date


Did you marry your High School Sweetheart?


Have you been married more than once?


Grand Children:

Joey, born 2009
Sammy, born 2011
June, born 2012


Bode, a Morkie (Maltese/Yorkie mix), a rescue dog from National Yorkshire Terrier Rescue, male, 3 1/2 years old. Many dogs and cats preceded him.

Your High School Story:

Pretty much a nerd, but I grew out of it! Glad high school is behind me.

Did you have a nickname in school? If so, what was it?

Building the Orchestra float in my friend Steve's garage.

What were you in High School?

Singer/Band Member
A Geek

Who did you have a crush on while in High School? And Why? Did you ever date him/her?

Had a boyfriend in my class. Every day he would walk me home, and pretty much every day we would have a fight on the way. Then he would go home and call to make up. Not the best relationship! I've been married 43 years and we don't fight.

Who was your favorite teacher/s and why?

Jack Gelsomino, the band teacher. He let us call him by his first name, which we thought made us very cool.

What teacher/s did you dislike and why?

Liked them all.

What committee/s where you on?

NHS, band, orchestra, choir, ballet (singer), Latin club

What is your favorite memory or memories of AHS?

We were in an honors division, and spent all four years with the same 25 kids. After graduation, everyone scattered and the boundaries of the district were changed about a year afterward. Then the neighborhood started to become a different place. I was the second generation in my family to attend Austin. My mother and her brother, and most of their cousins, all grew up in Austin. This was once a beautiful, safe neighborhood. It's sad what has become of it.

What Elementary School did you attend?


Your Elementary School Story:

All at Emmett. Real neighborhood school. Came home for lunch, or met my mother at Bunny's on Madison and Parkside. I was the only girl in the science club in the 7th grade (with Mrs. Moran)

Did you go to College?


If Yes, Where and When?

University of Chicago 1964-1966, Roosevelt University 1966-1968

Level of Education

Some College

Did you go to a Technical School?


What have you been up to since you graduated from High School?

Went to the University of Chicago for two years, and then transferred to Chicago Musical College at Roosevelt University to major in voice. I have four plus years of credits, but never completed my graduation requirement, having been stymied by the piano proficiency required by all music majors. Then I got jobs selling cosmetics at Carson Pirie Scott, and later at Marshall Field's for a short time until I was hired by Blue Cross and Blue Shield as a Benefits Counselor. I passed a test they gave, and they trained me to be a computer programmer in an arcane assembler language called ARGUS. After awhile they switched hardware and I learned to program in COBOL, BAL and RPG. I left them after four years and took other jobs, one of them at the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad, before leaving to have a family. I didn't re-enter the workforce until my younger daughter started college, and then I went into my husband's law office to help out with clerical. We now spend about half of our time in Fort Myers, FL where I can do my office work remotely.

Have you ever been on TV?

Only in high school, on a student panel on Channel 11, and once when our High Holiday choir was on TV.

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Posted on: Aug 31, 2015 at 11:10 AM

Hi Bob,
My husband and I have been in San Francisco visiting our grandchildren and so we missed the reunion. I looked at the photos that were posted but without captions, I didn't recognize anyone. It looks like everyone had a great time. Heading back to Chicago today, and to Fort Myers in a month where we spend most of our time. I can't believe it's been more than fifty years since Austin. We were just at a party in Oak Park and drove through the old neighborhood. It's barely recognizable. My old grammar school, Robert Emmet, is all boarded up, and so many of the buildings I remembered are gone. My house is still standing but it has a fence around it and the court building to the south of it has been replaced by another apartment building. It's a dangerous area to say the least.

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Aug 14, 2015 at 2:59 PM

Happy Birthday! I sat behind you for four years because of our last names. Now it has been more than 50 years. Where has the time gone? Have a great one!
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