Jerald David Panzer Taken from this world Thursday, October 14, 2010, in Los Angeles, California. Born August 21, 1969, in Omaha, Nebraska, to Maureen Higgins Panzer and Dr. James Frederick Panzer. Jerry received a bachelor's degree in business administration in 1991 from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln and was a member of the Innocents Society. In Chicago, he completed an MBA at Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management in 2000. He began his career with KPMG in Omaha. He later moved to Chicago to work with KPMG's Transactions Services, and then to KPMG's offices in Los Angeles where he became a partner in 2003. In California, Jerry met Theresa (TJ) Wilson and the couple married in Palm Springs on November 10, 2007. Jerry stayed active professionally, frequently speaking for the Los Angeles Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth, and he served on the board of Covenant House California. Jerry loved beach volleyball, golf, travel and spending time with his friends and family. Jerry leaves his wife, TJ, his parents, Maureen and James, his siblings Jill and James Livingood of Charlottesville, Virginia; Jon and Jill Panzer of Omaha, Nebraska; and CH (Cpt) Joel Panzer of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. He also leaves Goddaughters Joslyn Panzer and Eve Livingood, nephews Jackson Panzer and Samuel Livingood, and numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and many friends to mourn him. The family has invited friends and family to a memorial service to be held Thursday, October 21st at 11:00 A.M. with a reception from 12-4 P.M. at The Trump National Golf Club, 1 Ocean Trails Drive in Rancho Palos Verdes. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Covenant House California at

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  1. I did not know Jerald, but my heart went out to him looking out my office building window nearby. I just wanted the family to know many people in the offices send their thoughts and prayers to help comfort you.

  2. Jerry was a generous, kind person and a good friend to many. My thoughts are with him, his family and his friends at this time.

  3. Dear TJ, We are extremely sorry about your loss of Jerry. We fondly remember both of you on your honeymoon in Tahiti and Bora Bora. Please call us soon. Love, Chuck and Julie

  4. I did not know Jerald personally, but I work in the building across the way. My condolences and prayers go out to his family and friends. May God bless you all and keep you through this time.

  5. I worked with Jerry at KPMG in Chicago for several years and was shocked and saddened to hear he had passed away. Jerry was great to work with and everyone in the Chicago office was so pleased when he made partner after moving to California. I also remember with fondness how he once told me about driving home from Chicago to Nebraska for the holidays with his cat(!) as well as some great times we all had at Cubs work outings. He was a good person who was taken from this world far too soon. Please accept mine and my family’s sincerest condolences and know our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with TJ and Jerry’s parents, siblings and the rest of his family during such a difficult time. Carol, Garth and Ushus Hermanson

  6. My colleagues and I are extraordinarily saddened over the circumstances of Jerald’s passing. We look out our 4th floor window in quiet reflection of a man we did not know but impacted our day on October 14th. Our deepest sympathies are extended to you, his family and friends, over your tremendous loss and pray for your strength and courage.

  7. The deepest of sympathy to Jerry’s family. There are no.words that can express the grief and sadness that we all feel. May he rest in peace.

  8. Dear TJ and Family, I was so sad to hear that Jerry is no longer with us. I have fond memories of playing volleyball with him and other friends at the Beach. He was kind and encouraging, never cross when I would miss a play. I always felt he was a free spirit and he seemed to have such a gentle nature. I can’t imagine why this has happened, I can only pray he is at peace. My thoughts are with you. God bless your family in this difficult time. The Olsons

  9. Jerry, I am so grateful for your friendship and the great memories from over the years. The happiness, the fun and the laughter, and not just any kind of laughter…the forever kind of laughter that made our faces hurt, left us gasping for air and wiping tears from our eyes. The memories will always put a smile on my heart. You are a gem. My deepest sympathies go out to all. Until we meet again, peace to you, my friend.

  10. I was very saddened to hear about Jerry’s passing. I extend my deepest condolences to TJ and family. I enjoyed working with Jerry and admired his intellect and appreciated his sincerity. Despite all his accomplishments and success, I found him to be one of the more humble, gentle and unassuming individuals I’ve worked with. He will be missed.

  11. Panz- I’ll miss you buddy. We had a lot of fun and a lot of good times together. Just a great guy to call my friend and one of the smartest guys I have ever known. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Panzer family.

  12. Jerry was a pledge brother of mine, and a friend. What I will remember most about Jerry were his exceptional leadership qualities. Throughout many discussions, Jerry maintained objectivity and had sound principals that helped guide our fraternity. He will be sorely missed. David

  13. Dear Fr. Joel and family: Please accept our most sincere condolencenses during this time of sorrow. Our prayers are with you and the entire family. God Bless!

  14. Dear TJ and Jerry’s family, I enjoyed working with Jerry at KPMG when I lived on the west coast. My husband and I also had great fun on a ski trip with Jerry and other colleagues to Tahoe many years ago. Jerry was such a smart guy, and very easy to work with – he will be greatly missed. My sincerest condolences. Cheryl

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