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Gerald Parker (Jerry), residing in both Plano, Texas and Whiting, New Jersey passed away suddenly in his sleep on August 26th, 2013.
He was born on February 4th, 1943 to the late James and Evelyn Dolan. Jerry grew up in Ridgefield Park and Bogota, New Jersey and followed his brother to Texas in the mid 70's.
He is an U.S. Army Veteran and was retired from Verizon (GTE). Jerry was an active member of the Dallas Safari Club, volunteering for their youth outdoor education program (Dallas Ecological Foundation).
He enjoyed traveling all over the world, hunting, fishing, reading and playing poker.
Jerry was a much loved uncle, great-uncle and brother. He is survived by his brother, James Dolan and wife Margaret (Peggy); nieces, Debra Stinson and companion Jeff Saunders, Kelly Thomas and husband Patrick; nephew, James (Jamie) Dolan and wife Donni, great-nephews, Ryan Stinson and Patrick Thomas; great-nieces Megan Dolan and Erin Thomas.
He also leaves behind Jeff's son, Robbie and Jerry's special friend, Ursula Schnell and her loving family in NJ along with many dear friends.
Funeral Mass will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 30 Schoolhouse Rd. Whiting, NJ 08759 on Saturday, September 28th at 10:45 AM. Arrangements are under the direction of Ocean County Cremation Service, Toms River.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dallas Ecological Foundation, 13709 Gamma Road, Dallas, TX 75244, 940-465-0366.
Published in The Record/Herald News on Sept. 22, 2013