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Gerald F. "Jerry" Allard,


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Gerald F. "Jerry" Allard, Obituary
Gerald F. "Jerry" Allard, 77, of Homosassa, FL, passed away on Wed., March 2, 2016 at HPH Hospice Care Center in Lecanto. A native of Detroit, MI, he was born Sept. 29, 1938 to Emile and Mary (Fecho) Allard, one of four children, and was raised and lived in nearby Melvindale, MI. Jerry, as he was known to many, served his country honorably in the Intelligence Division of the U.S. Army during the Cuban Missile Crisis. His working life was highlighted by a 29 year career with United Parcel Service, delivering packages in the Detroit area.
He moved to Homosassa in 1997 from Taylor, MI and was a parishioner of St. Thomas The Apostle Catholic Church, Homosassa. Jerry's interests and hobbies included computers as well as building and operating remote control airplanes. Earlier in his life, Mr. Allard also held a private pilot license and owned and operated his own private plane. He is survived by his wife of nearly 51 years, Patricia A. "Pat" Allard, Homosassa; son Robert J. Allard (wife Laura), Ewa Beach, Hawaii; brother Edward Allard, Riverview, MI and sister Denise Webb (husband Joel), Holiday, FL. Jerry was the uncle to Jeffrey (wife Nicole) and Jason Webb, as well as their godfather.
He is also survived by nephew Douglas Allard (wife Sue); nieces Susan McWilliams (husband Richard) and Annette Kirk (husband Mike) and a great niece, Rachel Webb. In addition to his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by a brother, David Allard, a sister-in-law, Judy Allard, and a nephew, David Allard, Jr. Mass of Christian Burial from St. Thomas The Apostle Catholic Church and inurnment at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL will occur at a later date. Wilder Funeral Home,
Homosassa, FL. www.wilderfuneral.com
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Mar. 5, 2016
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