Jerome “Jerry” Korpeck, 76, a zoning lawyer who had a hand in some of Montgomery County’s biggest developments, died of leukemia on January 25 in his Potomac home.
A partner at Wheeler & Korpeck LLC, where he had worked since 1955, Mr. Korpeck represented the developers of White Flint Mall and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission building. Both projects are in North Bethesda.
Jerry also participated in various planning and zoning matters, including the development of Montgomery County Airpark and major residential subdivisions.
Jerry served as past co-chair of the Senior Lawyer Section, and was a member of both the Archive Committee and Long Range Planning Committees.
In addition, he was involved in the founding of Rockville’s Old Line National Bank in the 1960s.
Born in Rochester, NY, Jerry served in the Navy as a pharmacist aide during World War II. He later received his bachelor’s degree in government from the University of Rochester and did graduate work at Syracuse University. He received his law degree from George Washington University in 1953.
Mr. Korpeck is survived by his wife of 47 years, Betty F. Korpeck; a son, Andrew P. Korpeck, of Brookeville; a daughter, Amy K. diRusso of Newport, RI; a brother, Robert M. Korpeck of Rochester, and two grandchildren, Sarah and Philip Korpeck.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Society of America, National Capital Area, 4845 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22303.
Jerry will be missed greatly by his many friends and colleagues in the Bar Association.