Jerry Conrad
1937 - 2020
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Jerry Conrad

Lawrenceburg - Jerry Lynn Conrad, Lawrenceburg. Jerry was born on October 5, 1937 to the late Robert and Ruth (Hunefeld) Conrad. Raised with brother Tom and sister Janie in Lawrenceburg, IN, he graduated from Lawrenceburg HS in 1955. He joined the Air Force, and was stationed in Japan until he returned to Lawrenceburg in 1960. Jerry spent the next 60 years playing his trumpet. He played in the The Bob Braun Show band, and his band Rhythm & Brass played The Nick Clooney Show from 1968-1974. He traveled with the Frank Sinatra, Jr. Band from 1974-1976. Rhythm & Brass played countless clubs & theaters over the years. Jerry was a fixture in the Blue Wisp Big Band every Wednesday night. Late in life, Jerry played his trumpet in retirement facilities in Cincinnati. Jerry was preceded in death by his brother Tom (Sharon) Conrad and sister Janie (Ken) Frey; is survived by his wife of 23 years, Deborah Flamm; son Todd Conrad; daughter Lisa (Jim) Hanigan; four grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 3 nieces and a nephew. Jerry Conrad passed away peacefully on May 29, 2020 in Cincinnati, Ohio at the age of 82, after a brief battle with the COVID-19 virus.

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Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer from Jun. 29 to Jul. 1, 2020.
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July 6, 2020
I will miss you Jerry. RIP my friend. Kay Kincaid - Morgan
Kay Kincaid morgan
July 5, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. It was a pleasure taking care of him at cottingham retirement. He had a great sense of humor and so talented. He will truly be missed.
Becky Mcdaniel
July 2, 2020
Jerry was great musician! I was blessed to have worked two gigs with him back in the early 60's; but, in additional to his "silver tones" trademark, he will be best remembered for his infectious personality and commitment to quality. He was encouraging and helpful to young musicians, frequently participating in pick-up jam sessions, more like a teacher/mentor than anything else. His WLW work will always be remembered for its high level of professionalism. He left a very positive and lasting impact on the area's music scene. Sincere condolences to his family and friends.
Jay Porcaro
July 1, 2020
Fantastic trumpet player. One of the best to work with. Outstanding is a better description. But was a great person with very high standards. A true friend to many musicians. A very likeable person.
ron purdon
July 1, 2020

Jerry was a talented musician. He and his band played at the wedding reception of my son Jim, and his beautiful wife Lisa, daughter of Jerry. We had such a good time dancing to the music of Jerry and his musicians.
Jerry will be missed by his family and friends.
God bless you Jerry.
Joan Hanigan

joan hanigan
July 1, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Ann P
July 1, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Ann P
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