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Jerome F. Esterson, photographer

Jerome F. Esterson, photographer

Jerome F. "Jerry" Esterson, a colorful photographer whose work entertained Baltimoreans for nearly 60 years, died May 28 at his Pikesville home of complications from an infection. He was 88.

Jerome Frank Esterson, the son of Julius Esterson, a Baltimore Soda Fountain Manufacturing Co. salesman, and Celia Esterson, a homemaker, was born in Baltimore and raised on Ulman Avenue in Lower Park Heights.

After graduating in 1944 from City College, Mr. Esterson enlisted in the Army and served in Germany, Italy and Austria with the 409th Infantry Regiment, 103rd Division, as a squad leader. He later became a chaplain's assistant.

Mr. Esterson participated in the...