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Gerard J. "Jerry" Whelan

Leonardo - Gerard J. "Jerry" Whelan, 66, of Leonardo, NJ, passed away on March 28, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Limerick, Ireland and at the age of 9 Gerard immigrated with his parents and siblings to Middletown. Gerard was a lifelong plumber and retired from the Township of Middletown Sewerage Authority in 2007. Gerard always put his family first and was the happiest spending time with his five granddaughters that he lovingly referred to as "Grandpa's Girls". Gerard was an example of kindness and generosity, he was a friend to many, and he was truly a happy person.

Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Susan (nee Kane);his daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and Matt Robinson; his son and daughter-in-law, Jerrod and Stephanie Whelan; his 5 granddaughters, Sophia, Adriana, Isabella, Olivia, and Mia; his five sisters, Myra Rooney, Annette Neighbor, Helen Eldridge, Catherine McClelland, Christina Howell; his two brothers, Patrick Whelan, Raymond Whelan; and his many nieces and nephews.

Gerard was preceded in death by his parents, Terence J. and Christina Whelan, Sr., his brother, Terence Whelan, Jr., and his sisters, Dolores Whelan and Bea Keogh.

Visitation will be held Friday, March 30, 2018 from 4-8 pm at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Road, Middletown. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 11 am at the funeral home. Guests are invited to arrive at 10:30 am. Entombment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Middletown.

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Published in Asbury Park Press on Mar. 29, 2018
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