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Gerald JerinaMay 27, 1943 ~ February 3, 2022 (age 78)
Gerald “Punchy” Jerina, 78, of Niles, passed away Thursday, February 3, 2022, at his residence, with his loving family by his side.
He was born May 27, 1943, in Warren, Ohio, the son of Francis and Mary Elizabeth Nemet Jerina.
"Punchy" as he was known to all, was a life-long area resident. He was a graduate of Niles McKinley High School, Class of 1961, and he served his Country as a veteran of the US Army.
Punchy worked for the Niles Fire Department as a fireman for over 30 years, retiring in 1996 and was a member of St. Stephen Church in Niles. He was a member and held office in numerous area social clubs, Eastland AC, Army-Navy 244 and Bella Napoli.
Punchy is survived by two sons, Jeffrey (Staci) Jerina of Raleigh, North Carolina; Dustin (Jennifer) Bowser of Niles; a daughter, Jennifer Jerina of Fort Myers, Fla.; a grandson, Nicholas Bowser; a sister, Janet “Chookie” Polivka of Howland; a brother-in-law, Bob Hillman; best friend Maurice “MooMoo” Guarino; and lifetime soulmate Cindy Cicero.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Carol “PeeWee” Hillman.
As per Punchy’s wishes, a private family service was held.
Punchy’s family would like to thank Southwest Hospice nurse, Jason, for his compassionate care for their father.
Arrangements where entrusted to the Holloway-Williams Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 611 Robbins Ave., Niles. 330-652-2422
Interment was in the Veterans Section of Niles City Cemetery.
Visit www.hollowaywilliamsfuneralhome.com to view this obituary and send condolences with Punchy’s family.