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Jerry S. Weissburg

Jerry was born in Chicago on July 15,1935, to Helen Weissburg and Allan Weissburg. He was raised in Skokie, lllinois,along with his older brother, Allan and his younger sister Jean. They grew up during the WWll years, and Skokie at that time was more of a prairie than a suburb. Jerry attended a one room schoolhouse along with his siblings. He graduated from Niles East Township High School, with a graduating class of 24 students. Jerry went on to study mechanical engineering at the University of Wisconsin and joined the Naval ROTC program. He graduated in 1957 and then served in the Navy for three years as a Lieutenant First Class. It was during this time that he met Dolly Silva. They married and moved back to Skokie, settling in a house just two miles from the house Jerry grew up in.
Jerry began working as a production manager for the printing company R.R. Donnelly. For the next 16 years they raised a family of three boys: Steve, Mark, and Paul. Jerry’s sister, Jean, also raised two boys in Skokie. The siblings and cousins would often gather together at their grandparent’s house, sometimes joined by Jerry’s brother, Allan and his three boys. Jerry loved relaxing with his extended family and exchanging anecdotes and stories. He was an accomplished raconteur.
In the late 70’s Jerry left his job and the family moved to Minnesota. Subsequently he and Dolly divorced. He changed jobs again but remained in the printing business.
In 1987 he met Sarah Weissburg and they were married in January, 1989.Sarah’s two daughters, Kerry and Erin provided balance to Jerry’s three sons. They moved from Illinois to Cincinnati and then to Rochester and Milwaukee. Wherever they settled they joined local groups and churches. Jerry became increasingly involved in charity work and philanthropic organizations. When he retired, he continued to volunteer in several different community and church groups. Sarah and Jerry bought a series of campers and traveled around the country visiting their children and grandchildren and exploring national and state parks. They relocated to Virginia and lived there for 21 years in Chester and relocated to Yorktown in 2023.
In 2021, Jerry was diagnosed with cancer. On Thursday, September 21 he succumbed to complications from his treatment. He leaves his wife, Sarah, their five children; Steve (Betsy Wohl), Mark (Michelle Moore), Paul (Mie Nakanishi) Kerry Sheehan (Craig Kim}, Erin Russell (Michael Russell), and ten grandchildren: Elijah, Emma, Zoe, Natalie, Nolan, Quinn, Kellan, Braydon, Jana, and Chihiro

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, December 16, 2023 at the Coast Guard Chapel, Yorktown, Va.

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