Condolence & Memory Journal

I worked with Jerry on and off from the 1980s through the 1990s when I had occasion to teach some of my Computer Science classes on TV, and then later using the large classrooms in the Duderstadt Building on North Campus. He was always a steady hand in using the broadcast technology and helped me to fit into to it over many years. I appreciated his technical knowledge and patience with me. I was happy to be able to talk to him again in 2019 at the memorial service for a common friend, Fred Remley, in Ann Arbor. Jerry was truly a great colleague.

Posted by Toby Teorey - Ann Arbor, MI - Coworker   August 03, 2020


Denise & Family,
I am so sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. My heart breaks for all of you. Please know that you are in my thoughts & prayers.
Fly high Jerry & God Bless.

Posted by Marcia King - Jackson, MI   April 26, 2020

Dear Denise and Family,

I remember with heartfelt thanks a truly caring, generous, and giving man at St. Pat's. He always had a smile and brought warmth to the people around him. Thank you for the support that you must have given him as he must have suffered recently while in Hospice. Jerry and you, his family, have been a blessing to us all.

Charlie List

Posted by Charles List - Howell, MI   April 24, 2020

Wishing his family peace and comfort. Cherish all of the wonderful memories.

Posted by Ed Kengerski - Grass Lake, MI   April 20, 2020

Condolences to the McCarty family...Jerry was a special man and always made us feel right at home. May he rest in the peace of Christ in his heavenly home. Thank you, Jerry, for the wonderful way you showed dedication to your family and friends, and thank you for your service to this country.

Posted by Jill Angell - Friend   April 20, 2020

Jerry was one of the most genuine, compassionate individuals I have had the joy of knowing. He had no match here on earth with his electrical knowledge and interest. There simply was nothing he could not solve. May the angels guide Jerry quickly to his heavenly home. ❤

Posted by Yvonne Abela - Camp Hill, PA - Friend   April 18, 2020

Dear Denise and Family,
We proclaim in our Catholic Burial Rite, "The sadness of death gives way to the bright promise of immortality. Lord, for your faithful people, life is changed, not ended."
I fondly remember our days at Old St. Patrick Parish in Ann Arbor/Whitmore Lake. We served as ushers, Fish Fry workers, Labor Day Weekend volunteers, and Youth Ministry.
Do you recall that in August 1996 I went off to seminary, but had a problem finding a home for my Cocker Poodle, Muffin? And how Emily kept after you to take her home? And how you finally did, the day before I left? What a relief!
I hope to be kept informed of funeral plans, and would love to offer my condolences in person.
God Bless Jerry.
And God Love You! (As Fr. Terry always says.)

Posted by Fr. Mike Petroski - Saline, MI   April 18, 2020

We would like to offer our condolences for Jerome and to his family. Both Jane and I went to St Johns with him. A good guy. And thank you for your service Jerome.

Posted by Jim and Jane Chomic - Jackson, MI - Friend   April 18, 2020

Very sorry to hear this news. Jerry was always nice and I had a nice visit with him at our 50th class reunion not too long ago. The McCarthy family were good people and I hope Joe reads this and know he is in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Catherine Sykes - Jackson, MI - Friend   April 18, 2020

My condolences to the family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Such a wonderful person. He will be missed but not forgotten.

Posted by Shirley Klose - Jackson, MI   April 17, 2020

Thank you for your service Mr. McCarty.

Posted by A friend   April 17, 2020