Westminster, California – Age 46
Jerry began his aviation career working in Strategic Air Command and maintenance for the U.S. Air Force. He was hired by National Airlines in 1967 and then went with Pan Am when the two airlines merged. He had just transferred to the jumbo-jet 747s about a year prior. Jerry was a family man who enjoyed surfing with his son and traveling with his family. In the 21 years that he owned his home in Westminster, California, Jerry never used the services of an outside repairman, always preferring to do the work himself. His neighbors knew him for his sense of humor and mechanical skills and for his kindheartedness in helping them with their home repairs. He liked to be as knowledgeable about as many things as he could and he read a lot. The last book he was reading was about Chinese art. “He was just a real, well-rounded person,” his wife said. Jerry had already set his mind on opening a repair shop when he retired. Jerry began his career with Pan Am in 1980 and is survived by his wife Judy, and two children, Marcus and Angela.