JOBIT: Bocker,  Gerard “Jerry” [MC1980 RIP] 2019-Aug-17

2019-Aug-21

Good Afternoon All,

Lou Calvelli has shared the following tragic news. He received an email this Morning from Luis Hernandez, a Friend of Fellow Jasper Gerard “Jerry” Bocker ’80 BA. On Saturday, August 20, 2019, a small plane crashed into Jerry and Barbara’s home in Lagrangeville, N.Y. killing Jerry and leaving their Daughter, Hannah, fighting for her life. We pray for the repose of Jerry’s Soul. We pray for Hannah’s complete recovery. We pray for Barbara and Children, Sarah and William and their Family as the Family mourn the loss of their loved one and deal with the injury to Daughter Hannah and the loss of their home. The following includes information for a Fund that has been set up to help the Bocker Family that have suffered so much. Please raise the volume for Jerry, Barbara, Hannah, Sarah and William. Thank you Luis. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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August 20, 2019

To Whom It May Concern:

Hello, I am a friend of Manhattan College alum Gerard “Jerry” Bocker. Jerry sadly died on August 17, 2019 in a tragic freak accident at his home in Union Vale, New York. A small commuter plane crashed into his home killing him instantly and seriously injuring his he daughter. The family is now homeless and the community is trying to help Jerry’s widow, two daughters and son rebuild their lives.

Jerry grew up at 1843 Nereid Avenue in Wakefield and was a proud alum og the Bronx High School of Science. He worked for Bell Atlantic/Verizon from their office near East 242nd Street and White Plains Road in Wakefield.

A fundraiser has been set has been set up to help the family:

https://www.facebook.com/donate/300915144078530/?fundraiser_source=external_url

For more information on the accident, please see the following articles:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7369759/Small-plane-crash-upstate-New-York-home-leaves-three-dead.html

https://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/story/news/local/2019/08/19/union-vale-plane-crash-victim-gerard-bocker-loved-family-community/2051505001/

You can also feel free to contact me via email. Can you kindly post the fundraiser information on your website? Any help is greatly appreciated. His daughter Hannah is fighting for her life. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.

Sincerely,
Luis Hernandez

Our thoughts and prayers are with this family who suffered such devastating loss.

Sincerely,
Lou

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Bocker,  Gerard “Jerry” [MC1980 RIP]

Obit: None cited

Guestbook: None cited

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One response to “JOBIT: Bocker,  Gerard “Jerry” [MC1980 RIP] 2019-Aug-17

  1. Hello, I am one of Will’s Boy Scout leaders and would like him to contact me to get copies of videos I took of his Eagle Court of Honor during which I also captured video of his mom & dad. Please have him call me (845) 226-5235. Thank you, J.W. Adams, 222 Creamery Road, Hopewell Jct, NY 12533 ,, {|8<(#

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