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Jerry Wilbur Estelle

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Jerry Wilbur Estelle

Toms River - Jerry Wilbur Estelle, age 74, of Toms River, NJ, passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2017, at the Samaritan Hospice Unit of the Virtua Memorial Hospital in Mt. Holly, NJ, Jerry was born on August 23, 1943 in Lakewood, NJ, and he was the son of the late Lavina (Layton) and Wilbur Estelle. He was raised and was a lifelong resident of Lakewood before to moving to Toms River in 2003. Jerry was a graduate of Lakewood High School in 1961 and the Asbury Park Business School in 1962. He had a long and accomplished career in the auto industry that began with Howard Height Ford in Manasquan, where he worked for 28 years. He later worked with Florian Pontiac, Larson Ford, and Lombardi Chrysler before moving to his current position with Jim Curly Buick GMC in Lakewood. Jerry enjoyed traveling to Lancaster, PA and Boothbay Harbor, ME, and he was also an avid gardner. He was a fan of the NY Giants and Mets, and he enjoyed watching various sporting events. Jerry was a devoted family man who cherished his wife, daughters, and grandchildren. Jerry is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Mary (Coma) Estelle; 2 daughters, Donna L. Sumeriski and Dawn M. Estelle; a brother, William Estelle and his wife Laura; and 7 grandchildren, Joseph, Jake, Marylee, Austin, Olivia, Jeri Lynn and Luke. Memorial visitation will be Sunday from 11 am to 2 p.m. at the D'Elia Funeral Home, 1300 Vermont Ave., Lakewood, NJ 08701. His memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. in the funeral home. Cremation will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of Mercy, 1645 US Highway 22, Watchung, NJ 07069. For further information or to post a tribute online, please visit
Published in Asbury Park Press on Dec. 1, 2017
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