March 22nd, 2021
Gerald J. Ferzetti. 78, of Odgen, passed away on Sunday, March 21st at Naamans Creek Country Manor during a brief stay. He was born on June 23, 1942 in Philadelphia to the late Nicholas and Caroline Ferzetti. Jerry was raised in Prospect Park and graduated from Interboro High School with the class of 1962. He was the youngest of 9 children and he adored his siblings. Family was a priority in his life. He always looked forward to his gatherings with his brothers where they shared childhood stories and enjoyed Italian food. He also loved his daughters’ and neighbors’ (Bill and Linda Allison) home cooked meals. But he found the most enjoyment in going to his grandkids’ activities including their sports and dance recitals.
Jerry was a veteran of the US Army from 1964-1966 and served in Vietnam. He was a member of the American Legion. He enjoyed fishing and spending time in Wildwood and Cape May, NJ.
Jerry worked at Westinghouse, the Philadelphia Navy Yard, and retired from Kimberly Clark in 2007.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his siblings Pauline O’Donnell, and Nick, Frank, Richard, and George Ferzetti. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Judith (McCoach) Ferzetti: children Stefanie Butz, Carol Riddle (Dave), Maryann DeKay, and Theresa Rushton (Chris); brothers, Jimmy and Fred Ferzetti; sister Connie Branton; grandchildren, Emily (Kyle), Tyler, Scott, Samantha, Luke, Christopher, and Brayden. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews.
Jerry will be remembered fondly as a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle. He had a great laugh, smile, and sense of humor.
His funeral mass will be held on Thursday, March 25th at 10:30 am at St. John Fisher Church 4225 Chichester Avenue Boothwyn, Pa. Friends and family are invited to call in the church from 9:30-10;30 with mass at 10:30. Burial will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Aston, Pa. In Lieu of Flowers, donations in his name can be made to US Department of Veterans Affairs 1400 Blackhorse Hill Rd. Coatesville, PA 19320.
Friends and family that are not able to attend in person, but wish to participate virtually can use the following link to view the Funeral Mass https://www.facebook.com/Saint-John-Fisher-660575200658830/