I am deeply saddened by the loss of Jere, a loving husband and best friend to Jacquie and a very proud father to Alan. First time I met Jere was up in Franklin, MA. I was chasing my Old English Sheepdog puppy through the woods not knowing where I would end up. Shortly after the chase began I could hear a voice saying "Jacquie come quick, it's an Old English puppy". At that point I met Casey and Daisy, 2 full grown Old English dogs and their owners, Jacquie and Jere. That was the day I was blessed with two wonderful friends. Jere was a kind man with a great sense of humor and he needed that humor especially when Jacquie and I got together. There was a day when Jacquie decided to teach me the art of cooking a whole chicken. Jere walked in while I had the chicken dancing on the table. The look on his face was priceless and of course he had his comical statements to go along. I can go on with so many stories but space won't allow so I will end by saying hold tight to memories for comfort, lean on your friends for strength and always remember how much you are loved and cared about.
The passage of time melts away with news such as the passing of your Jere. Our deepest and heartfelt condolences are extended to you both. Even in grief, may your memories bring you solace.
Many years ago Roger and I went on a camping trip with Jere and our good friend Bob Saunders to Shenandoah National Park. When we arrived at Hawksbill Mountain we sat on a high ledge and admired the view of the hawks floating on the wind high above the valley. In my minds eye I can see their spirits soaring on the sweet and gentle breezes becoming one with nature. Dear Jacquie and Alan I am so sorry to hear about Jere's passing but we must all take comfort in knowing that he is in a better place.
Jacquie & Alan, I will always have great memories of Jere. We became friends when I moved to the neighborhood in 1958 and remained friends 'till the end. We did lots of traveling, hiking and camping in our younger years. Even though our lives went in different directions we could always pick up where we left off. The memories will always keep him alive in our hearts and minds.
Jacquie, I was so sad to hear that Jere had passed away. You & Alan have my deepest condolences. Mando, Carlos & Maria said sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Please know that I am here for you. Call me anytime & I will keep in touch also.
To Jacquie and Alan:There are no words that can adequately express our heartfelt sympathy at this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We pray that treasured memories will ease some of your pain. May God comfort and keep you in perfect peace
We will always have very fond memories of Jere. He was a good man, and a generous man with a great sense of humor, and a deep love for his family and friends. We are sorry for your loss and offer our deepest sympathy. We pray for his peaceful journey to heaven.
It was an honor to care for Jere. He went through so much and always kept a positive attitude. Please know that my heart is with you. Barb Goodwin (Ft Myers, FL)
I was very sorry to learn of Jere's passing. I know how difficult this time is and I shall keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers.
Jacquie, please accept my condolences and let me know if there is anything that I can do.
it was wonderful getting to know both Jacquie and Jere. We spent many of hours recalling names of famous people after being given 2 letters. Jere and Jacquie`s love for eachother is inspirationa. You both are in my thoughts.
I'm so sad about uncle Jere passing on. His suffering is over and now he is reunited with my dad. Stay strong !!
Regardless of what the day brought, Jere always kept things in a positive light. The times I took care of him I knew great conversations were always in store! It was a joy to hear your stories, Jacquie - I know they brought comfort to Jere. Thank you for letting me be a small part in Jere's life and yours.
WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU AT ANY TIME OF NEED. JERE IS A BRIGHT STAR IN HEAVEN AND WE LOVE YOU FOR YOU ARE VERY SPECIAL TO US IN EVERY WAY.
MARGE AND PRES BLISS
Jacquie and Alan, we are so sorry to hear of Jere's passing. Please know you both are in our thoughs and prayers.
Ray & Jean Langston
Jacquie and Alan, we are so very sorry to learn of Jere's recent passing. Our hearts and prayers are with you both. Love, Catherine, Tom and Brent
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Jacquie and Alan, please accept our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jacquie, I am sorry that we never had the opportunity of meeting Jere but it is evident that you shared a beautiful life together. We are very sorry for your loss and pray that you find peace in the great memories and love shared. We are keeping you and Alan in our prayers. God Bless and Keep You both.
Jere was a very kind neighbor to us at Sandy Pines. I will always remember his friendly face and kind words. He was always seemed to be doing some type of yard work that he enjoyed. He was a wonderful father to Alan and I will never forget him! My prayers are with you, Alan and Jacquie! I know he is in heaven smiling down.
Jere, or Mr Pastreck as I always called you, you were strong and had quite a sense of humour. I still remember the times you would pray and let me join you when i took care of you. You had such a positive attitude and always thankful. You touched my heart and i'll keep you in my prayers. To Jacquie, I admire your courage, love and devotion. Your loving husband will forever watch over you.
RIP Mr Pastreck, you'll be truly missed.
So very sad to hear of Jere passing.We had alot of good times at Sandy Pines.Sendeing our love to Jackie & Alan God bless you
I was very sad to hear of Jere's passing. I have so many fond memories of him at Sandy Pines, being right next door. He was always such a kind man, and I know he will be missed by many. His spirit lives on! Sending love and prayers to Alan, Jacquie and the rest of his loved ones. God bless you.
My old friend, my mentor, and my favorite ex-boss. I will miss his often oblique sense of humor and the nonsense we exchanged. I am so sorry your loss.
Jere and I worked together for about 15 years in the IT department. Jere always had to balance the needs and wants of GMAC against the abilities and capabilies of the IT vendors. One of the requirements of his job was to go to Dayton Ohio to meet with one of the vendors. We were able to fly on the GM Shuttle. Jere had made the trip so many times, he knew exactly where to sit in the waiting room, so he could get the seat on the plane he wanted, so he could be first at the rent-a-car counter. One summer Alan entered (or was entered?) a summer-vacation book reading contest. Alan must have been 9 or 10 years old. Jere was so very proud of Alan's accomplishment that summer! Throughout our emails over the years, it was evident that Jere was still so very proud of his son.
Every time he came to see me he had a smile on his face and a book in his hand. I love to read as well and I learned about some new authors, thanks to him. My condolences to Jacquie and the family.
My prayers are with you. God bless you.
Thanks for making this lovely memorial. I feel I know Jere a little now, having heard about him for so many years. Our warmest thoughts are with you and Alan.
Although Jere was very ill, he still had a greatn sense of humor. He was a very sweet man and the few times I cared for him he always spoke highly of his wife and the 40 plus years they they shared as husband and wife. Jere, you fought a long hard battle now it is time to rest in peace.
Our condolences and my deep sorrow for your loss of Jere. I feel terrible for your family for Alan for all the friends that Jere had over the many years and for all who loved Jere. I feel lucky and honored to have known Jere and that I should call him my cousin and my family. God bless you
I am truly saddened by your loss.
Jacqiue, I am so sad to hear of Jere's passing. My childhood memories of us watching MS3000 with popcorn and all, well nobody can appreciate that!
It was a pleasure getting to know Jere and Jacquie in Fort Myers. They are a lovely example of unconditional and lasting love. I really enjoyed looking at the photos of his earlier life.
Though I only knew him a few short years , I feel your loss .
I was shocked to hear of Jere's passing. I worked with him from 1994 through 1998 and had many laughs while we solved issues on the NAFS project. Knowing that Jere and Larry Graham can now resume their endless banter is the only thing that brings a smile right now. May he rest in peace.
It's too soon for Jere to leave this earth and his family. We wish he would have had retirement time left to enjoy and travels to make. The pics of Jere are very special and glad Jacquie put them out there for us to see...I especially like the one of a young lad on Santa's lap...reminds me of "Miracle on 34th Street". Jere was a very interesting guy and will be missed.... We are very sorry for your loss of a great husband and father.
With sympathy, Bill, Linda, Eric & Evan Bouck
I had the pleasure of working with Jere at GMAC for over 10 years. He was extremely intelligent, hard working and dedicated to GMAC and doing what was right. We always enjoyed his dry, New England, sense of humor. Most importantly, he was a loving husband and father who was very proud of his family & their accomplishments.
Lost another brother,my moms little boy. I know she is waiting for him in heaven and she would thank Jacquie and Alan for taking care of him while he was here. Pat
Jacquie, it broke my heart when I learned of Jere's death. I have fond memories of growing up with you and him and grandma. My thoughts will be with you and Alan, always....
We send our love and prayers to Jere's family. We pray for him as he journeys to his heavenly destination. May he rest in peace.
I am saddened by the loss of a great friend. I have been remembering our times at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart and Cathedral High, and just hanging around Pine Point. Jacquie and Alan I feel your loss. I drove down Denver Street yesterday, thought of days long past and said a prayer.
We are deeply saddened by the untimely passing of Jere Pastreck, first a neighbor from Franklin, MA, then a long-time friend over four decades. He and his wife Jacquie became somewhat of an "uncle" and "aunt" (but thought of more like pals) to our two children as they frequently enjoyed Saturday afternoon movies and popcorn together or even just general chitchat. Even our cat, "Midnight", was their house guest as he learned to stand on the porch railing and rub against the doorbell button to announce his presence.
There are many enjoyable memories like that. We recall Jere proudly showing us his annual gardens, not only in Massachusetts but also when we visited in Texas and Michigan. His vegetables were rightfully prized and enjoyed by friends and neighbors alike. But nothing was nurtured more than his love for his wife Jacquie and son Alan.
Jere was a quiet, assured man. He went about his life continually and deliberately building his very successful career at GMAC and loving his family. His absence leaves a void that can never be filled and he will never be forgotten.
Dick and Tsugi O'Donnell.
Jacquie and Alan,
I was so saddened by the news that uncle Jere passed away this week. My thoughts and prayers are with you both during this very sad time. Jere will truly be missed but will remain close in my memory.