Jerry Klembarsky born April 7, 1946 passed away peacefully on February 14, 2023 after a long fight with cancer and heart disease. Jerry was a Vietnam veteran, earning a Purple Heart after a bomb explosion did irreparable damage to his eyes. After spending one year at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, surgeons were able to return vision to one eye. Jerry always cherished his time as honor guard with VFW Post 5137 and in serving the community after retirement for many years at the local food bank. Jerry was a father who loved both of his daughters and in his later years enjoyed outings to museums and watching football with family on the weekends. Jerry was so grateful for the caretakers who watched over him this last year, most especially his grandson, Evan, and his nurse, Diana, both making sure he could stay in his home, rest in his favorite chair and watch his favorite westerns.
Jerry is survived by beloved daughters, Michele R. Metcalf (Bill Brattt) and Keri L. Huff (Mike); beloved sisters Dianne Decker (deceased) and Cynthia Beda; grandchildren Charles Lupica IV (Raslin), Nicholas Lupica (Rachel), Danielle Ashley (Nicholas), Trenton Metcalf, Alexis Raines (Josh) and Evan Metzger; great grandchildren Hailey Ricksecker, Cameron Lupica, Caydin Lupica, Kyli Lupica, Eleanor Ashley, Peter Ashley, Nina Ashley, Aria Lupica and Darcy Raines; along with many beloved nieces and nephews.
A burial of Jerry’s cremains will take place at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery followed by a celebration of his life at a date to be determined. We will miss you, Dad. It’s never goodbye, we’ll see you later. Condolences and special memories of Jerry can be shared with his family online at www.heritagecremationsociety.com
Heritage Cremation & Burial Society
Frances Zlokas says
Sorry to hear about your loss
Peace and no more pain is all I can offer
Robert & Frances Zlokas