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The world has lost a most wonderful man. After a long and valiant battle with Alzheimer's disease, Jerry Fields closed his eyes for the last time on Sunday, October 9th, 2016. Jerry was beloved by all who had the good fortune to know him. Like Will Rogers, Jerry never met a man he didn't like. He was the consummate gentleman and a true renaissance man. Jerry loved his USC Trojans and loved to attend football games. He was a patriot who didn't just talk, he worked at the polls at most every city, state and national election. Most importantly, because he had an universal blood type, he donated blood as often as was medically allowed. Although, he was a man of few words, his good deeds spoke for themselves. He was a giving and charitable man, who could be counted on to get things done. He was a long time member of the Association for Breast and Prostate Cancer, and served as treasurer for seven years. He also started his own charity, Stay in School, in conjunction with the LA Board of Education. Jerry was a classic car aficionado and visionary. He and a friend, Dick Metzner, designed and built an electric car prototype in the 1950's. Detroit was not ready to invest, as Jerry's vision was way ahead of it's time. The car is intermittently on display at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents Sam and Frieda Fields. He is survived by his beloved wife Bobbie, sister Sonya Dexter, sons Daren (Gloria) Fields and Craig (Wendy) Fields and grandchildren Sam, Clare and Sarah Fields, step-children Lisa (Jordan) Bender, Alison (Jonathan) Roth, and step-grandchildren Hannah, Jane and Sarah Bender and Elijah Roth. He will be laid to rest on Thursday, October 13, 1:00pm at Hillside Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the ABC's at abcjw.com.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Oct. 13 to Oct. 16, 2016
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