Condolence & Memory Journal

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Posted by Barb turnbull - Springfield, IL - Wife   April 23, 2014

Jerry was one of the greatest guys I have ever known. We were friends since birth as our parents were close. The line in the obituary beginning with, "His steadfast honesty favored no one..." is spot on - he was devoid of hyperbola - the most centered and grounded person I have known.

Posted by Lloyd Costley - Washington, D.C., DC - Friend   April 22, 2014

Dear Barb:
Phyllis sent me today Jerry's obituary. I am so very sorry to learn of his death.
I think quite often of all the fun Gilda and I had with Jerry and all the fun you, Jerry, Gilda and I had together on the tennis courts, at Ben's and elsewhere.
I know there is nothing that I can do for you, but wanted you to know I was thinking of you.

Take care,

David Herndon

Posted by David Herndon - Chevy Chase, MD - Friend   April 18, 2014

Barb,
I was so sorry to hear about Jerry. The ladies of the Rail Women's Golf League send their best wishes to you, and hope that you will be joining as soon as you are up to it. Take care, and we hope to see you soon.

Judy Rader

Posted by Judy Rader - Springfield, IL   April 14, 2014

I was very sorry to hear about Jerry's passing. I have to say Jerry and I weren't really close friends, but I got to know him through his involvement with the LPGA Rail Charity Classic (later State Farm Classic). I covered the event for The State Journal-Register, and I remember having conversations with Jerry about how the tournament was going, etc. I especially enjoyed his stories about how everyone -- definitely including Jerry --- tried to keep the tournament afloat in its early years. He had a great sense of humor, too. His involvement with the golf tournament was just part of his commitment to the Springfield community in general. My condolences go out to Jerry's family.

Posted by Dave Kane - New Berlin, IL - Friend   April 14, 2014

Barbara,

Nothing we can say will diminish the sense of loss you must feel, but we wanted to offer our condolences and hope that your relatives and close friends will provide the support you need. Drop us a line when you are able.

Posted by Karen and Warren Smith - Orinda, CA   April 13, 2014

Barb, We offer our DEEPEST sympathy to you & your family. I/we've know Jerry & his family for a LONG time. He was a FINE man & did a lot of GOOD for a lot of people. He shall be remembered, by us, forever. You take care of yourself, Barb.

Posted by Bitsy & Bill Reisch - Springfield,, IL - Friend   April 13, 2014

Barb:

Thinking of you and your family with deepest sympathy on the loss of Jerry. He was a very fun person and a good friend to those he cared for.

So sorry for your loss.

Sincerely,
Mary Renner and Ron Ladley

Posted by Mary Renner and Ron Ladley - Springfield, IL   April 12, 2014