In memory of
Gerardo "Jerry" Fontes
FONTES, Gerardo "Jerry" 59, passed peacefully in his home in Marana, AZ, lovingly surrounded by family on August 15, 2020, after a 20-month battle with brain cancer. Born September 1, 1960, to Delia and Reginaldo Fontes in Nogales, AZ, as the first of five children. Jerry grew up to attend the University of Arizona with a major in Television & Radio Communication. Working at KVOA-TV in the 80s, he met his future wife, Karen and married her in March of 1988. Moving to New York City and then Chatham, New Jersey to expand their professional lives and build a family. Jerry began a 25-year career with ABC Television. He and his wife were blessed with two children in the late 90s, remaining in New Jersey to raise them until 2018, when the pair returned to Arizona. Remembered as being boundlessly witty, unfailingly loyal, and possessing a laugh that could knock down a brick house. Jerry is survived by his wife, Karen; his two children, Aaron and Olivia; his brother-in-law, Mark English and his brothers, Robert Fontes, Michael Fontes, Martin Fontes and an uncountable number of beloved friends and relatives. A Celebration of Life will be held in 2021 when we can all gather safely in true Jerry style, with lots of laughter, brisket, beer, and rock n' roll. Arrangements by MARANA MORTUARY.
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In memory of
Gerardo "Jerry" Fontes
FONTES, Gerardo "Jerry" 59, passed peacefully in his home in Marana, AZ, lovingly surrounded by family on August 15, 2020, after a 20-month battle with brain cancer. Born September 1, 1960, to Delia and Reginaldo Fontes in Nogales, AZ, as the first of five children. Jerry grew up to attend the University of Arizona with a major in Television & Radio Communication. Working at KVOA-TV in the 80s, he met his future wife, Karen and married her in March of 1988. Moving to New York City and then Chatham, New Jersey to expand their professional lives and build a family. Jerry began a 25-year career with ABC Television. He and his wife were blessed with two children in the late 90s, remaining in New Jersey to raise them until 2018, when the pair returned to Arizona. Remembered as being boundlessly witty, unfailingly loyal, and possessing a laugh that could knock down a brick house. Jerry is survived by his wife, Karen; his two children, Aaron and Olivia; his brother-in-law, Mark English and his brothers, Robert Fontes, Michael Fontes, Martin Fontes and an uncountable number of beloved friends and relatives. A Celebration of Life will be held in 2021 when we can all gather safely in true Jerry style, with lots of laughter, brisket, beer, and rock n' roll. Arrangements by MARANA MORTUARY.
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About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

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Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

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About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

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About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

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About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

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Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. New trees will be planted in the Superior National Forest, located in northeastern Minnesota, and planting will take place at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall) by a team of certified arborists.

Product Details:

  • A digital (PDF) certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s Legacy guest book, noting your contribution.
  • An entry in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improving forest health, improving area watersheds, and will provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

Your choice to plant memorial trees not only honors the life and legacy of your loved one but also helps to improve and preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

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