Jerry Meader was born in Los Angeles CA in August of 1956 to Archie and Dianne Meader. He grew up in Hawthorne CA with his parents, grandmother and his brother Gary Meader. He graduated from Lawndale High School in 1974. He worked at Nickelodeon Ice Cream Parlor in Hawthorne. In 1976, he met his future wife, Paulette DesRosiers and they were married in 1984. They had two children. Bought a house in Gardena CA and had a very fulfilled life with great friends and family, raising kids, traveling camping, fishing, motorcycle riding, BBQ's, graduations, houseboats, proms, gymnastic competitions, soccer games, cheerleading and football, karate demos, holidays, family functions and such. In August of 1979, he took on a job with GTE Phone Company (now known as Verizon) as a long distance operator, then after some time moved elsewhere in the company installing and repair, splicing, fiber (FIOS) and maintaining phone lines until March 28. A total of 27 years of dedicated utility service. He has lived with a heart condition since birth, which in turn, led to several surgeries since the early 1960's and he passed away at his home in Gardena CA during the early morning of March 31, 2012. His wife, Paulette, two beautiful children, Matthew and Jessica, his mother and brother of Sparks NV, survives him. He will be so terribly missed and we will treasure his memories always and forever in our hearts.

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  1. Jerry was a great father to Matt and Jessica and a great husband to Paulette. He was a good friend who left us well before his time. RIP good buddy.

  2. To the man I hold dear to my heart, All I can really think of is that you filled my life with nothing but happy, good times. From when we were 19 years old till this day. I could trust you with my whole life ( Linda and michaela) and know that all would be safe and the same as when I entrusted you. You never had a rude or harmful thing to say, your consistent persona was of “everything’s goin great” would make any man jeolous

  3. Jerry, Thanks for being a friend and a godfather to you son. You’ll never have to worry about you dear wife or wonderful children as long as I’m alive. What ever they need I’ll be there. I love you and will see you soon.

  4. Paulette, Matthew and Jessica, We share your loss. Jerry will be missed. Especially, his humor. We will be there to share the memories. Mallory, Brooks and Bret

  5. As kids you were my best friend. All the summers you, Gary and I spent catching lizards and chasing butterflies. I know we hardly talked anymore but I just can’t image life without you. My heart is with you. Your favorite cousin Penny

  6. Dear Paulette I am so so sorry to hear about Jerry. He was a great guy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Celeste and Dan Fouts

  7. You will be dearly missed neighbor , driving by our house and waving Hi! As you passed by. We will miss you. You’re neighbors forever, Kevin, Lillian, Daniel, Kristina, and Jazmine Valdez

  8. Let us remember the smiling, the laughing, the talking, the sharing, the caring and the loving. Let us remember the good times ~ Always. With Love and Sympathy, Aunt Shawna DesRosiers and Family

  9. Thank you everyone for all your kind words, thoughts and prayers. These past few weeks were very hard for us. We are doing well. Here is my cel#. 310 487 9389.

  10. hello Paulette. it’s been a very long time since we’ve said hi. i just ran across this…i was touched. there are so many years gone by since Jerry and i talked. we will again someday..just when only God knows. take care of yourself and those you love.

    Tim Beers.. old Hawthorne kid.

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