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Gerald Peter “Jerry” Kearney

August 11, 1934 - October 14, 2022

Gerald Peter “Jerry” Kearney, age 88, of Newark, DE, (formally of North Wilmington) passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Friday, October 14, 2022.

Born in Philadelphia, PA on August 11, 1934, he was a son of the late Francis and Helen Cecelia (Lynch) Kearney.  Jerry graduated from St. Thomas More High School in Philadelphia and attended college at St. Joseph in Philadelphia before enlisting in the U.S. Navy where he proudly served his country.  Jerry was honorably discharged and began his career at General Electric in the Aerospace division retiring after 33 years as a traffic manager.

In his spare time, Jerry was an avid golfer and a member of the senior golf league at Clayton Park in PA.  He also enjoyed reading, walking, and visits to the Jersey Shore.  Jerry was a true gentleman, always complimentary, and gracious. Jerry was a wonderful man who loved to laugh, had a very good sense of humor, was an excellent storyteller and will be missed very much by his friends and family. Above all Jerry cherished being with his family most, especially spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by his siblings, Theresa Will and F. Robert Kearney.  He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Ann Elizabeth (Schwartz) Kearney; children, Jerry Kearney (Missy), Ann Treml (Jeff), and Stephen Kearney (Heather); grandchildren, Nathan (Megan), Shane (Caitlyn), Alison (Maxx), Brett, Paul, Madison, and Morgan; and great-granddaughters, Sawyer and Maeve.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at Holy Angels Church, 82 Possum Park Road, Newark, DE where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 am.  Interment will be held privately at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jerry’s name to Holy Angels Church, at the address listed above.

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  • I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will remain in my thoughts and prayers Ann.

  • I am so sorry for your loss! I know he will be missed dearly by his family! Sending thoughts and prayers to all of you!

  • My deepest condolences at this difficult time. The Kearney family is in my thoughts and prayers. Fair winds and following seas Mr. Kearney.

  • Ann, My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the comfort and peace that you seek and may Jerry’s soul Rest In Peace.

  • Uncle Jerry was loved by all who knew him! He was always kind and considerate while also being warm and joyful! We were all blessed by his presence!!!🥰❤️✝️

  • Ann I’m so sorry for your family’s loss, I know you were very close to your father, you are in my thoughts and prayers 😞🙏😞

  • I share your loss,and will pray for the family.the memories we share with our lived ones will live with us forever.

  • My deepest condolences go out to Anne and her entire family for such a great loss. Gerry will be greatly missed as he was such a fine family man and close friend to many. My prayers are with Gerry up in Heven, Anne, the children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. May you concentrate in this time of sorrow on all the good memories he gave you and his friends.

  • Ann,
    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. May you and your family find comfort in the many memories you have of him.

  • Jerry’s family and friends (am very sure Jerry had many) have lost a very special and wonderful man.
    Our most sincere condolences to Jerry’s family.

  • Uncle Jerry was the best! I can’t picture him without a smile. He was so kind, loving, and fun to be around. I feel lucky to have been able to see him over the years. He always showed up. Rest In Peace, Uncle Jerry. We love you.

  • My condolences to Gerry’s family.I will keep Gerry and his family in my thoughts and prayers.I had the pleasure of working with Gerry and his son Stephen at GE Chestnut St.Gerry was a great guy and made our work day a pleasure when he would tell us jokes and his many funny stories.Rest in peace and God bless!