Gerald (Jerry) Keith Palmer of Temperance, Michigan, passed away surrounded by his family on Monday, August 16th, after a hard-fought battle with skin cancer. He was 74.
Jerry was born on May 26, 1947, in New York City. He was a graduate of Whitmer High School and graduated from the University of Toledo with a degree in Architectural Design.
An enthusiastic musician for over 50 years, Jerry loved playing the harmonica with the local band members whenever he had the chance. He also enjoyed spending time in the “man cave” with his sons and nephew, Scott. One of the things he looked forward to every month was dinner with his fraternity brothers.
Jerry is survived by his children, Matthew Palmer and Andrew Palmer; his sister, Kathy (Kenneth) Urbaytis; nephews: Scott Porter, Todd Porter, Chris (Lacy) Ross and niece, Kristal (Tim) Scott. He is predeceased by his mother and father, Clifford and Jean Palmer and sister, Donna Harbert.
Family members will be scattering Jerry’s ashes in a private ceremony. To honor Jerry’s memory, friends and family members are invited to join the Palmer family on Sunday, August 29th, from 2pm to 7pm for a Celebration of Life Service. Join us at Maumee River Yacht Club, 2735 Broadway Street, Toledo, OH 43609.
Please send memorial donations to Kidney Foundation of Northwest Ohio, 3100 W. Central Ave., Suite 250, Toledo, OH 43606.
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