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Jerry, 78, of Littleton, Colorado, passed away peacefully on December 14, 2017, after a lengthy illness. He leaves behind his beloved wife, Carolyn, of 52 years; children: Jeremiah, Joachim (Kristine), Timothy, and Kathleen (Derick) Josey; grandchildren: John Ryen, Mathew, Kira, Christina and Xavier. He also is survived by his brother, John (Kathy); and sisters, Eileen Plover and Noreen Ryan; as well as, numerous nieces and nephews and extended relatives spread out over the United States and Ireland. Jerry was born in Chicago, Illinois to Jerry and Nora Ring. He graduated from Loyola University of Chicago and then proudly served in the United States Marine Corps. He married Carolyn L. Zoeller on April 24,1965 in Chicago, Illinois and subsequently started a family. Jerry and his young family moved to Colorado, in 1970, after he completed graduate studies at the University of New Mexico. He enjoyed a lengthy tenure at Metropolitan State College in Denver as a professor of history, with a focus in Latin American history and a passion for Irish history. His hobbies included travel, reading, watching classic movies, enjoying Irish cultural events, debating politics and genealogy. Jerry was a devout Catholic who was both a parishioner and an usher at St. Mary's Catholic Church, of Littleton, Colorado for nearly 40 years. Memorial Mass will be Saturday, December 30, 2017, 9:30 AM, at Saint Alphonsus Liguori Catholic Church, 411 North Wheeling Road, Prospect Heights, Illinois 60070. Memorial donations may be made in Jerry's name to: Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, P.O. Box 302, Maryknoll, New York 10545; Catholic Charities USA, P.O. Box 17066, Baltimore, Maryland 21297-1066; or Little Sisters of the Poor, Mullen Home for the Aged, 3629 West 29th Avenue, Denver, Colorado 80211. Please share your memories and condolences at HoranCares.com.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication from Dec. 26 to Dec. 28, 2017
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