Matthew C. Jeram, 91, formerly of Latham, died Sunday, January 10, 2010, at the Loudonville Home for Adults after a long illness. He was the beloved husband of the late Margaret "Marge" Jeram for 66 years. A lifelong resident of Latham, Mr. Jeram was the son of the late John H. and Lillian Carpenter Jeram. He was a sales representative with Warner Lambert Company for many years, retiring in 1980. He previously worked for the American Chicle and Tetley Tea Companies. Mr. Jeram was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during WWII. He was a member of Newtonville United Methodist Church, where he was a former choir member. He had also been a bowler for many years in the Farmers League of Latham. He will always be remembered for his family stories, love of cars and most especially, his friendly, caring ways. Survivors include his children, Edward Jeram and his wife, Ardith of Burnt Hills, Diane Prock of Colonie and Shirley Farrell and her husband, Ted of Seneca, SC; seven grandchildren, Michael, Maureen and Kevin Jeram, Steven (Carol), David (Michelle) and Jeffrey (Loni Hart) Prock and Shawn (Lauren) Conway; eight great-grandchildren; his siblings, Ina Yauch of Albany and Robert M. Jeram of Westfield MA. He was predeceased by his son-in-law, Peter Prock, and his siblings, Lillian Sproesser, Lawrence Jeram, William Jeram, Sr. and John H. Jeram Jr. The funeral will be held on Thursday, 10 a.m. at the Newtonville United Methodist Church, Rte. 9 and Maxwell Road. Family and friends are invited and may call on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Bowen & Parker Bros. Funeral Home, 97 Old Loudon Road, Latham. Interment will be in Memory's Garden, Colonie. Matt's family would like to extend special thanks to Kim, his special nurse and the entire staff at the Loudonville Home for Adults for all of their care and compassion they have shown over the past three years to their Dad. Also a special thank you goes out to all the nurses and support staff of the Community Hospice of Albany County. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Memorial Fund of Newtonville United Methodist Church, PO Box 7, Newtonville, NY 12128. Directions and condolence page at www.bowenfuneralhome.com
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Published in The Daily Gazette Co. from Jan. 12 to Jan. 13, 2010