Jerry T. Walsh, Struthers, Ohio Obituary
STRUTHERS, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Jerry T. Walsh, 62, passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 28, 2021 in the comfort of his home surrounded by his daughters, after a courageous year battling cancer.
Jerry was born September 15, 1958 in Painesville, son of Donald Walsh and Marilyn (Wade) Getz.
He graduated from Struthers High School in 1977.
Immediately after graduation, Jerry began his 43-year career in the cable television industry, working for Hopewell Cable TV, later Century Cable and Adelphia. Jerry played a complex role in bringing cable television to the Struthers and Lowellville areas. In 2003, he took a position with Suddenlink Cable in Newton Falls and worked there until his retirement in 2020.
Jerry was very knowledgeable and an expert in many areas. He was a real handyman and would often take things apart just to find their inner workings or to use the parts for another project. He was able to fix just about anything and if he couldn’t, it was really broken. Jerry was a perfectionist at his job. Friends and family knew they could count on Jerry for a helping hand, never asking or expecting anything in return. Jerry spent his free time on projects around his house, his favorite being woodworking. Above all, Jerry had the pleasure of helping out or sharing his knowledge with those in need.
Jerry was a devoted father and grandfather. He taught his daughters the importance of hard work and dedication, which has undoubtedly contributed to their success today. Jerry couldn’t have been prouder of each of their accomplishments. He was also adored by his granddaughters, who liked to play and be silly with him. Jerry was truly one of a kind and always had an impact on the lives of those who had the pleasure of knowing him. Her sense of humor and wit will never be forgotten.
Jerry will be forever missed by his daughters, Melissa (Shane) Holmes of Struthers, Amanda Walsh (Marcus Moore) of Jacksonville, Fla. And JeriLyn (DJ) Aldish of Struthers; his mother, Marilyn Getz of Campbell; sister, Rozanne (Tom) Trocchio of Medina; brother, Donald Walsh of Newton Falls; three granddaughters, Nina, Amelia and Vaida, who gave her so much joy and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his father; brothers, Joseph Walsh and Donald Walsh, Jr .; sister, Suzanne Kroner and niece, Stacy Kroner.
Family and friends can call Sunday, May 2 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Monday, May 3 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home, Polish Chapel.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 3 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.
Jerry will be buried in the Poland Riverside cemetery.
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A TV Tribute will air on Tuesday, May 4 at the following approximate times: 5:17 a.m. on WKBN, 8:39 a.m. on FOX, 5:21 p.m. on WYTV and 6:35 p.m. on MyYTV.