• Kurt Ward

Jerry Robertson, Supporter of Elon Athletics, Passes Away

Burlington native Jerry Robertson passed away Monday at the age of 83. Robertson, along with his wife Jeanne, were long-time supporters of Elon University and specifically Elon athletic programs. The Jerry and Jeanne Robertson Track and Field Complex is named in their honor, as is the main basketball court at Elon’s Schar Center. Jerry Robertson held a master’s degree and a doctorate from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was an educator and school principal and later worked in business. He was also known as “left brain” in many of his wife’s comedy routines. Jean-nee called her husband quite “possibly the funniest person in our family and definitely the best sport.” Funeral arrangements have not been announced.

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