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Gerald (Jerry) Varcak 1948-2013 Resident of Walnut Creek Jerry passed away suddenly while returning from a family vacation. He never failed to engage everyone in a truly genuine and caring conversation which gained him many loving friends. Jerry was born and grew up as one of five children in Detroit, Michigan and graduated from Wayne State University where he was a founding father of the Sigma Pi chapter. He met his wife, Carol, in the friendly skies of United Air Lines and after 4 months they were engaged to be married. Their marriage lasted 43 blessed years. Jerry worked in the travel business and it took the two of them from Detroit to St Louis then to Los Angeles where he changed careers to work in Marketing for Pacific Bell. After twelve years in Los Angeles, they moved to Walnut Creek where he began a 25 year career with Bank of America as a Vice President -Sourcing Manager. He retired and spent the last few years volunteering. He was a Rotarian for 17 years and member of the Board of Directors and Club Secretary for over 12 years. He had been elected to become president of the Concord Rotary in July 2014. He planned fundraisers for the Outdoor Sportsman's Coalition of California (OSCC) and loved bass fishing. He was a perennial multi-level marketer and loved the business of business. He is survived by his wife, Carol and his loving children Andy (Erika) Varcak and Melissa Varcak; Grandchildren Eisley and Bohden Varcak and Siblings Barbara Geck, Ron (Lynn) Varcak, Rose Anne Stevens, and Philip (Maureen) Varcak as well as many nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass will be held on January 4, 2014 at 10:30am at St. Isidore Catholic Church 440 La Gonda, Danville, CA 94526. A Celebration of Life Reception will be held immediately following the mass. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in his memory to help Rotary International continue its work on humanitarian projects, both in our local community and globally. Jerry spent much of his time advancing Rotary's mission to encourage and foster the ideal of service through personal, business, and community life. A tax deductible check may be written and sent to the Rotary Foundation, a 501(c)3, c/o Rotary Club of Concord P.O. Box 6512 Concord, CA 94524.
Published in Contra Costa Times on Dec. 31, 2013
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