PHILADELPHIA - On behalf of our family, we would like to thank all of you, Jerry’s friends from near and far, for the outpouring of prayers, love, support, respect, acknowledgment, and appreciation for what he meant to all of you, especially in such a difficult time for our family.
We know how much he was loved by you, his loyal fans and friends, and the “Geator” will live on in our hearts forever. But for us, our grief is truly indescribable in losing the man we’ll forever call “Daddy.”
Jerry passed away from myasthenia gravis and related health issues at VITAS Inpatient Hospice at Jefferson-Methodist Hospital this morning.
Jerry proudly said, “Life is precious, and I am happy. And when I am happy, I want the world to be happy.” So he lived life to the fullest and enjoyed sharing life with all of you.
His love for Philadelphia only superseded his love of music. He was proud of this great city, and nothing made him prouder than the impact the music from Philadelphia made on the world.
Jerry wished for a big celebration of life. A big one is planned, and all are welcome. We will gather on Saturday, January 28, at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul (1723 Race Street, Philadelphia, PA). A viewing will begin at 9 a.m., with mass scheduled at 11:30 a.m.
Please continue to share your memories of Jerry. We are enjoying them. He loved all of you.
The Boss with the Hot Sauce is with the Big Boss Now.\