Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity
310 South Boulevard P.O. Box 1901
Richmond, Virginia 23220
Ph: 804 353-1901 www.SigEp.org
November 17, 2010
Dear Brothers and Friends,
Jerry Stroud, Indiana State ’60, passed away Sunday night, after residing for the past few years in an assisted-living facility, and recently in hospice care.
Stroud served as a volunteer for Indiana Delta for over 30 years, and was recognized with the Order of the Golden Heart (OGH) at the 1995 Conclave in Orlando, Fla. He was also honored with the Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1991. Stroud shared the OGH honors with three other Indiana State alumni, Ernest “Pop” Long, ’58, William Mendenhall, ’65, and Dean Duncan, '52. Stroud owned and operated Fujii Associates, a publisher’s representative company for over 30 years. He employed and offered internships to many Indiana Delta brothers.
Trent Roberts, Indiana State ’98, said that Stroud was highly influential in his years of Fraternity service. “Jerry was the reason I strived to be a better SigEp. His support of the Indiana Delta Chapter as an alumnus allowed me to grow as a SigEp. Without Jerry, I never would have worked to become a regional director”.
Jerry Stroud was a central figure in building a new home for Indiana Delta in 1999. He sponsored over 100 men to attend Conclaves over the years and helped send an average of 15 to 20 men a year to the Carlson Leadership Academy.
Past Indiana State Alumni and Volunteer Corporation President Craig Williams, Indiana State ’93, said, “Those of us who knew Jerry know that his love of life probably filled up the building and now he’s free to spread that joy in the hereafter. Those of you who did not know Jerry… well, let’s just say you missed out on someone who loved SigEp and the guys that make up Indiana Delta.”
No memorial service will be held.
Memorial contributions to the Jerry Stroud Scholarship fund for Indiana Delta may be sent to the Sigma Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation at 310 S Boulevard, Richmond, Virginia 23220, or made online at www.sigepfoundation.org/StroudMemorial, and be sure to note the Stroud Memorial Fund in the comments box.