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Gerald B. "Jerry" Jurgovan

Born: 1958     Died: 2016

Gerald B.

Gerald B. “Jerry” Jurgovan age 58. At Peace on December 26, 2016. Cherished son of the late Mary and John. Loving brother of Carolyn (James) Weglewski, Richard (Charlene) Jurgovan and Mary (Robert) Taylor. Proud uncle of ten nieces and nephews, and devoted cousin to many. Jerry was a 32 years employee with Idlewild Country Club in Flossmoor, IL. Services and Interment Private. Arrangements by Brady-Gill Funeral Home, Tinley Park, IL. (708) 614-9900 or www.bradygill.com

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Jim Wegkewski 02-04-2017 17:18

Many many good childhood memories include Uncle Jerry. When we would go to our Grandma's house with our family or with cousin, she always had Salerno butter cookies for us. We didn't really have those at home so they were a very special treat. Uncle Jerry would come out and have butter cookies with us and show us the best way to eat them. This involves butter spread on top and poking your finger through the hole in the middle to hold it in place white you ate around the edges. That's just one example but he was always someone who had an easy going fun style about him. He was always someone I looked forward to seeing at family gatherings and he always took the time to spend with the kids. So even as we all got older that was always what I'll remember most about Uncle Jerry. He had a kind heart and is someone we will always miss.

 
 
Amanda Smaha 02-04-2017 10:40

So sad to hear of the passing of an uncle you hardly knew. I wish we had more time to laugh and love and learn about each other! Not a doubt in my mind that he would have loved my children :)

With lots of love Jerry!
Amanda and Family

 
 
Karen Brinkmann 02-03-2017 19:50

When I was a little kid and we all got together for family parties, Jerry sometimes hung out with John, Jimmy, Jenny, and me. He was our youngest uncle and we viewed him as an honorary cousin. The four of us little kids were into creating as much ruckus as possible, and it always seemed to entertain Jerry. My fondest memory of holiday get-togethers was messing around with my brother and cousins and watching Jerry with an ear-to-ear grin taking it all in. I miss his smile, his hearty laugh, and his great sense of humor.

 
 
Susan Goeckel 02-01-2017 09:20

Jerry was my Uncle and Godfather. I did not know him as well as I should have.
He was very dedicated to his job; always working 6 days a week. I wish I could have been more involved in his life these last few years.

I have a great memory of him at my Grandparent's house one Christmas where he wrote and read a silly holiday letter. I remember him laughing and with a twinkle in his eye.

I feel at peace knowing that his last wishes were carried out.

Sue Goeckel

 
 
John Jurgovan 01-31-2017 18:02

Jerry was 8 1/2 years old when I was born, so he was always more like a big brother than an uncle when I was a kid.

He was an Assistant Golf Pro at Olympia Fields Country Club in early 1984 when he called to tell me about an opening in the bag room. We were able to work together that whole summer until he left to work at another club.

One of my fondest memories of Jerry is when we all hit golf balls behind my grandparents' house in Tinley Park, before Prairie View Middle School was built. He almost hit another house over the field with a long drive.

Jerry will be missed but his spirit will live on.

 
 
Carolyn weglewski 01-27-2017 11:36

It was such a sad day to learn that my youngest brother Jerry passed away. He kept to himself but so enjoyed life. Jerry had goals in life,and accomplished all. Idelwild Country Club was his extended family. We will all miss Jerry very much.
Your sister Lynn

 
 
Rich Jurgovan 01-26-2017 05:07

Jerry's cremains have now been interred in the indoor mausoleum at Resurrection Cemetery in Justice IL.

Jerry was my younger brother and died much too young. He was a decent and honest man who treated everyone with respect.

He will be missed by all.

Rich

 

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