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Peter J. (Pete) JERARDI Jr.

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JERARDI, Jr. Peter J. "Pete" age 74 of Butler Township, passed away suddenly on Sunday, August 17, 2014 after a brief illness. Preceded in death by his son Peter Joseph III, "P.J." Survived by his wife Judy of 49 years, son Eric Jerardi, his sister Janice Doner of FL, and countless friends. Pete was a graduate of Ohio University and The Ohio State University College of Law. He practiced law in the Dayton area for 49 years, and was still practicing until the time of his death. He was an avid car collector who meticulously restored and maintained his cars with immense passion and knowledge. Pete was a fixture at many car shows and cruise ins and never missed the opportunity to share his love of classic cars with anyone he met. He was a member of the Dayton Bicycle Club where he enjoyed lunch and bridge with his friends. He was "Chief Council" and "Head of Maintenance" at his son's store, Jerardi's Little Store, where he could be found creating his signature marinara sauce and enjoying a glass of Italian wine. A gathering of friends will be held Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Baker-Hazel & Snider Funeral Home 5555 Philadelphia Dr. at N. Main St. Friends with classic cars are encouraged to arrive in them that day in Pete's honor. A private graveside memorial will be held at the familys convenience. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Society in memory of P.J. On-line condolences for the family may be sent to www.bakerhazelsnider.com

Published in Dayton Daily News on Aug. 20, 2014
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