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June 17, 1962 - September 4, 2012
Jerry was an amazing friend, husband and very dedicated father. He would have given anything for us. He had a huge heart and was the kindest man. He was everyone's friend.
I could go on & on about what an incredible man he was. We shared a wonderful life together, 20 years of marriage. We had a beautiful son who adored his father.
Unfortunately addiction/alcoholism took his life at the age of 50. He was diagnosed with liver cancer in March of 2012 as well as cirrhosis of the liver and was given 6-12 months to live. He lasted 7 months. My life then, was dedicated to taking care of him. He passed away Sept. 4, 2012. He definitely was taken too soon.
I will always love him. Forever in my heart and never forgotten.
Why’d you leave so soon?
You always understood her fears
You always stopped her pouring tears
You’d talk and laugh and lived it up
And now she waits for death to come
She cried so many tears
And now she gives voice to all new fears
God’s whisper told her to stay strong
When everything was going wrong
She misses your touch
From dusk till dawn
She’ll try and keep her spirit strong
But for just how long?
A pillar of strength is what she yearns to be
And a friend till the end I will forever be
But it’s only God’s grace that can calm her sea
When she feels like she can no longer go on
I pray God will scoop her up and carry her along
He wonders what life will be
Without a dad
A self-motivated, goal oriented, inspiring
Determination and focus will take him along
But only if he is able to stay very strong
He’s destined to do amazing things in life
Assuming he can work through all of this strife
Stay focused little one and support your mom well
But don’t forget about yourself – there is a story to tell
So surround him with love and
Encourage him well
And remind him of the good memories
That he will most certainly re-tell
Father and sisters grieve the loss of a son and a brother
At a time when they have already lost their mother
Poker nights won’t be the same
The time without him will be an utter shame
Miles away could not keep them apart
But for now all they have is a memory in their heart!
A friend, a co-worker, a neighbor and more
Will often be tempted to knock on the door
Golfing and riding and hanging with friends
Were just a few of the things that he did till the end
Now only a memory to help us move on
For me it’s a slingshot and God’s gift of Aaron
We knew it would come
Too young to die
To hide it anymore
Would only be a lie
Too many friends lost in young years
What can we change so there are no more tears?