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October 05, 2015

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September 06, 2015
Holly Kimmel brooks I studied jazz with jerryin the mid 70's, he was my intro to jazz, having been a ballerina..I then had my relocation to nyc, where I was introduced to LUIGI by my mom who performed with him & the Horace Heidt group in NYC & California. I studied with luigi, for for ever, he too was a master, he passed a month ago at @ 91, as well. Lucky to be intoduced to jazz by JERRY, & then danced with LUIGI, I am sure they must have known each other. I also studied at The Actors Studio, I walked in , & Ray Liotta was in my class..shocker...I knew him at U of Miami---we were always partying, Ray, always was going to The Ring, & u see where his career went... Me... I am a dancin'n grandmother. Jerry is dancing home! Thank u sooooo
May 10, 2013
Jerry Ross was my first dance teacher as I pursued a degree in acting and performance at the University of Miami. What a great and positive influence he had on my life and I know the lives of countless other students. I had the opportunity to work with him professionally after I was an undergrad and I remember it as well as a wonderful experience. I took Jazz, Tap, Ballet and even a course in choreography that I use today as a professional actor and as a theatre professor myself. I was directed by him and did dances and musical staging set by him in about 20 shows or more.What a wonderful man he was. I know he's knocking 'em dead in Heaven!
April 02, 2010
For Jerry...Through you
training actors you will live on.


Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.

Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.

I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.

Do not weep for me, for I am cradled
in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.

Do not weep for me, for I am within you;
I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.

Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me...
with a smile and a sigh.

© Joe Fazio
~ /Joe Fazio,
Beverly Hills, California
January 03, 2010
I didn't know Jerry in a professional capacity -- all my contact was personal through family connections. My uncle was Jerry's companion for many years.

I first met Jerry when my father was ending his life at the nearby Miami VA hospital, and Jerry graciously offered the use of the apartment of his sister (who was out of town at the time) for my mother and me. Typical of Jerry, prior to my arrival in Miami, Jerry spent many long hours at the VA hospital keeping my Dad company and reading to him, even though Jerry hardly knew Dad prior to that point.

My wife and I found Jerry to be one of the most genuine, warm, and caring people we've ever known. After my uncle passed we continued to exchange Holiday greetings with Jerry and it was always a special day when we received his warm reply. When our holiday card was returned for the second time this year, I started searching the web and found this page, confirming my fears.

Jerry was a very special person, and I'm sure he touched many more lives than he ever knew. My wife and I both feel our lives were enriched by knowing Jerry, and he will be sorely missed.
December 15, 2008
Dear Sue & Jon;
I was just checking on the Miami news, since just moved to Colorado, and was saddened to see your loss.
Thinking of you all at this time.
Rick Lacov and family.
December 12, 2008
Jerry Ross was my dance teacher at UM in the early 80's and I was saddened to hear of his loss. He introduced me to jazz and theatre dance after many years of ballet training and I never went back. Yes, he was a tough teacher but all the good ones are. I can still see him, a mere sprite of a man, showing us all the "Fosse" hip moves and the "Big Spender" number from Sweet Charity. He was by then an "older man" but didn't have an ounce of fat on him! He truly personified pure, classic theatre dance at its finest. But he was so humble and simple as a person you would have never guessed he had a "big time" background; he never talked about. He just taught, trying to get the best from his students and imparting on us a love for the dance.
December 12, 2008
I will remember Jerry from The Music Circus-Lambertville, N.J. Summer 1955. He was areal pro and resoected person in the Arts. My regret is that I did not have the chance to touch base with him in recent years. We have lost a quality individual but Heaven has gained by his addition to Gods presence.

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