GIRARD, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – On Saturday, August 10, 2019, Gerald “Jerry” Wilkerson, age 59, of Girard, passed away at home.
He was born in Warren, Ohio on January 25, 1960 to Jane (Grimm) Altier.
Jerry is survived by his children, Gerald “Jerry” Wilkerson II of Girard and Heather (Nick Amberger) Wilkerson of Howland; grandchildren, Nico, Kash and Zane Amberger, all at home; sister-in-law, Nancy Wilkerson and nephew, Michael “Micky” Saxon.
Besides his mother, Jerry was preceded in death by his step”father,” Amato Altier, who reared him with Jane; siblings, Richard “Rick” Wilkerson, James Wilkerson and Bonnie Saxon.
Jerry said he, “fought a hard battle with COPD lung disease and an even harder battle against Glioblastoma brain cancer.” He enjoyed and left memories in his children’s hearts of the summer trips they took together in the Florida Keys and fishing trips with his son.
Jerry loved spending time with his family but on a lighter note, he also enjoyed gambling; especially his “scratchers,” his daily trip to the local pub to see friends but mostly “yelling at his son, Jerry.”
Arrangements handled by Cremation & Funeral Service by Gary S. Silvat, Inc. To leave condolences for the family go www.cremateohio.com.
A television tribute will air Thursday, August 15 at the following approximate times: 6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.