Peacefully passed away on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at The Village at University Gates, Waterloo, at the age of 90 years. Jerry, formerly of Elmira, was the loved husband for 61 years of the late Audrey (Schmidt) Brown (2014). Loved father of Barb and Bruce Finn of Elmira, Mark of Cambridge, Grant of Stratford, Bruce and Angela of New Hamburg, Nancy and Keith McGlone of Waterloo, Evelyn and Don Vezina of Waterloo, and Beverly and Steve Bugarsky of Elmira. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Heather Finn (Eric Oh), Rob (Lynea) Finn; Hilary Brown (Brad Fuller), Emily Brown (Tyler Durand); Derek Brown, Daniel (Emilie) Brown; Heather Weatherup, Garrett Weatherup (Shayna Devoe), Jacklyn Weatherup; Colin, Allan, and Meghan McGlone (Jacob Page); Jenifer and Hailey Vezina; Alyssa Bugarsky (Matt Kennedy), and Nichole Bugarsky (Matt Szczerba); and great-grandchildren Finn, Nellie, and Oscar Oh; Ben and Kaitlyn Finn; Bennett Devoe-Weatherup; and Zoey Geisel-Phipps. Dear brother of Shirlene Stephens of Florida. He was predeceased by his parents Jacob and Alma (Schmitt) Brown and his brother Don. The family will receive their relatives and friends on Sunday, April 7, 2019 from 2-5 p.m. at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, 62 Arthur St. S., Elmira. A funeral service will be held on Monday, April 8, 2019 at 11 a.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, 60 Arthur St. S., Elmira. Interment in St. James Lutheran Cemetery, Elmira. In Jerry’s memory, donations to Research Institute for Aging (RIA) would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. The family would like to give special thanks to all the staff at University Gates for their excellent care and compassion.
Established in 1905 by Christian Dreisinger, the Dreisinger Funeral Home has been committed to serving Elmira and surrounding area with the care and attention only an independent family funeral home can provide.