Francis “Jerry” Germann
Francis (Jerry) Germann, 83, of Greenville, NC passed away on Friday, January 20, 2017 in Greenville, NC at the Vidant Medical Center. He was surrounded by his loving family members.
Jerry was born in Albany, NY on June 25, 1933 to parents Frank Charles Germann and Geraldine Graham Germann. He graduated from Christian Brothers Academy, Albany, NY in 1951 and Manhattan College in 1955. He began working for Bendix Corporation (later Allied Signal) in 1959, retiring after 34 years of service as Director of Government Financial Relations. He was an active member of the Aerospace Industries Association, and upon retirement served as a consultant with Ernst & Young.
He is survived by Joan Casazza Germann, his beloved wife of 59 years, and their three children, Geoffrey Gerard Germann and wife Sandra of Clayton, NC, Gregory Francis Germann and wife Pamela of Niskayuna, NY and Ellen Germann Carros and husband Paul of Amissville, VA; and grandchildren Mark Gregory Germann, David Anthony Germann, John Robert Carros, and Andrew Jacob Carros. He was predeceased by brother-in-law John Joseph Casazza and sister-in-law (and dance partner) Patricia Branche Casazza. He is also survived by cousin Walter Graham, uncle Joseph Keefe, nieces Jodi (Casazza) Wright, Lisa (Casazza) Budesheim, Joan Casazza, Suzanne Casazza, and Virginia (Casazza) Obman, and pug Cio-Cio.
In his youth Jerry was an outstanding baseball player. He was a perennial all-star as a pitcher and catcher in the Albany Twilight League from 1951 – 1959 and was named Most Valuable Player in 1956, Pitcher of the Year in 1957, and Hall of Fame inductee in 2006. In his post-retirement years, Jerry was a board member of the United Way of Beaufort County, organized Santa Claus calls to the children of Chocowinity, and joined the Chocowinity Fire Department as a first responder. He loved to travel the world with his wife Joan, boat and camp on Lake George, learn photography, play golf, and be “Pop” to his beloved grandchildren.
Jerry’s family would like to thank the Cypress Glen Skilled Care Nursing Unit for their dedicated and compassionate care. Memorial service will be held at 11am on Saturday, April 29 at Cypress Glen.
Arrangements by Wilkerson Funeral Home & Crematory, Greenville.
Online condolences at http://www.wilkersonfuneralhome.com. Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory 2100 East Fifth Street Greenville, NC 27858 (252) 752-2101
Published in The Daily Reflector on Jan. 26, 2017
Germann, Francis “Jerry” [MC1955 RIP]
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I believe that Jerry’s last name is ‘Germann’ not ‘Germain’
May He Rest in Peace.
McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. I got spell checked and didn’t notice it.]
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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.
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