Jerry J., 90, passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2013. Jerry was born in Paterson, NJ in 1923 and was a long time resident of Wayne, NJ. He served in the Army
. He graduated from Upsala College, East Orange, NJ in 1949 with a Bachelor degree and then went on to have a long career in the insurance industry. Jerry was deeply devoted to his family. He was the beloved husband of Irene Coppa and loving father of Steven M. Coppa, Christine Coppa-Weick, Ellen Coppa and Gerald Coppa. Cherished grandfather of Alyssa Decker, Kristen Porro, AJ and Nicole Weick, Chaz Coppa and Joseph and Christopher Coppa. Private services are being arranged by Festa Memorial Funeral Home 111 Union Blvd., Totowa.