Gerald Charles "Jerry" WELKER Sr.
WELKER, Sr., Gerald Charles "Jerry" (October 2, 1939 - April 11, 2017) Gerald Charles "Jerry" Welker Sr., age 77, of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, previously of Cedar Brook, West Berlin, and Pine Hill, NJ, passed away peacefully on April 11, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He is predeceased by his parents Robert and Charlotte Welker (McCaughey). He was the loving father of Madeline Elizabeth "Liz" Welsh (John) of Waterford Works, NJ, Gerald Charles "Jerry" Welker, Jr. (Dawn) of Houghton Lake, MI, and Linda Ann Dalton (Kevin) of Jupiter, FL. Jerry is survived by his loving and dear grandchildren Kyle, Brionna, Conner, Ashley, Kyra, Gerald III (Kali), Bailey, Brooke, Emma and great-grandson Carter. He was a loving and dear brother to Robert Welker (Ethel), Jack Welker (Shirley) and Ronald Welker (Mary Lou). He is also survived by many loving cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. Jerry grew up in Pine Hill and raised his family in West Berlin and Cedar Brook, NJ. He worked many years as a foreman in the grinding department at A.L. Hyde Company in Grenloch, NJ before retiring to Florida. Jerry served in the Army National Guard in the 1950's and received an honorable discharge. Jerry is fondly remembered as always having a smile on his face and being the sweetest and friendliest by everyone who met him. He never spoke a bad comment about anyone. He loved bowling, golfing, baseball/softball, swimming in the pool, watching sports on TV, especially wrestling, and his family. He could entice almost everyone to scratch his back for quarters! He had a great sense of humor, always busting on someone, even up to the end. Jerry made a lifetime of wonderful memories with his family and friends and he will be dearly missed by those who loved him. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Lung Association, American Cancer Society, or Hospice of Palm Beach County. Relatives and friends are invited to the viewing on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 12 Noon at The Royal Palm Funeral Home, 5601 Greenwood Ave, West Palm Beach, FL. The funeral service will be at 1:00PM at the funeral home. Burial will follow. Lunch will be served. A memorial to celebrate Jerry's life will be held in New Jersey for family and friends at a later date. To express condolences and/or make donations: Visit PalmBeachPost.com/obituaries
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