September 28, 1942 ~ March 18, 2008
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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