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Jerry started work at North American Aircraft in 1962. He worked in the Tech Files department filing drawings for several years. He then transitioned to the Technical Information Center where his main focus was to oversee and maintain the sensitive, classified information utilized by the company. His friendliness, professional attitude and his willingness to help customers with their needs earned him the respect of his superiors, his customers and his co-workers. As a professional in his field, he contributed greatly to the preservation of the history of North American Aviation, Inc. Among his interests, he was an avid collector of matchbook covers, coins and paper currency. The matchbook covers were displayed proudly in his apartment to share with his friends and family. He was well versed in his treasures and could relate the history behind each piece without turning to a reference book. He retired from Boeing in January of 1999. He also worked as a consultant to Boeing for several years after his retirement. Jerry has bowled in several leagues at different houses since the early 70's including Imperial Bowl, Gable House and Palos Verdes Bowl. He loved bowling and previously had bowled in leagues several times a week. Jerry starting bowling with the Rockwell Bowling Club in 1974. He has bowled in the Rockwell League at Palos Verdes Bowl in Torrance since 1981. He has the distintion of bowling three 300 games and an 800 series. Jerry is survived by his loving sister, Karen (Jim) Parker and his nephew, Michael Malone. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 3:00PM - 5:00PM Saturday, March 22, 2008 at Rice Mortuary in Torrance..

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  1. Karen & Jim, Our sincere condolences. We love you and think of you often in this sad time. Linda, Vicki, Travis

  2. JERRY WAS MY NEIGHBOR FOR THE LAST 15 YEARS. WE WOULD YELL AT EACH OTHER FROM OUR APARTMENTS. I AM GOING TO MISS HIM ALOT. HE WAS ONE HELL OF A GUY. HE WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART.

  3. Karen & Jim: I have always viewed physical death as part of living. You have to live to physically die which is a blessing all on it’s own – but wait it gets better – Heaven awaits those who believe. All that I have read / know or think that I know – this is a wonderful destination – with a life Span = FOREVER. So, guess who will probably greet you when you arrive. He will be so excited to see you again and more than likely be waiting to take you on a Tour – one just can not imagine. GOD BLESS AND I APPRECIATE WHAT YOU DID FOR YOUR BROTHER. It shows the character & heart that God & Butch have been aware of all along. Lee

  4. Dear Karen and Jim, No one can know just what you’ve lost; No one can understand the cost; But when you feel your energy drain, Please count on us to help ease your pain. Erika and Sandor

  5. JERRY WAS ONE OF A KIND… IF YOU NEEDED HIS HELP HE WOULD DROP EVERYTHING HE WAS DOING AND HELP. I COULD GO ON AND ON, BUT WE ALL KNOW WHAT A GREAT PERSON HE WAS!!! WE WILL ALL MISS YOU BUDDY…

  6. Jerry and I were more like brothers than friends. We travel throught out the US together for more than 40 years. When I lived in Torrance he spent more time at my place than at his apartment. I will miss my friend and brother My condolences to Karen & Jim Parker Sincerely Jerry Simpson

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