Jerry Stoddard
Jerry Stoddard

Louisville - Jerry Stoddard, 70, of Louisville, Kentucky, left us too soon on April 6, 2020, after succumbing to complications from COVID-19. He is survived and deeply missed by his devoted wife Mary Jean; his son Christian (Whisper); his daughter Katie (Jeremy); his grandchildren Gwendolyn, Ben, and Bernie; his mother Hilda; and his brother Charles (Susan) and sister Dolores (Jim). He is mourned also by his niece Amanda (Judd) and nephew Harry J; his friends and former colleagues; and his loyal dog pack, Florence, Frasier, and Sabrina.

He is preceded in death by his father, Gerald Stoddard; his aunt Gisela Schlatter; and niece Abbey Stoddard.

Donations in Jerry's memory can be made to The Animal Care Society where he volunteered: 12207 Westport Rd, Worthington Hills, KY, 40245 or www.animalcaresociety.org/animalcare-society-donation .





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Dear Friend- Ever since Marilyn told me about Jerry's passing, I have been thinking about all of the wonderful memories we had as friends, sharing couples times, as well as children's birthdays and play times. Please know how saddened I am, for you, Chris, Katie, and all of the family. Sending all of my love and prayers- Wendy
Wendy Borie
April 27, 2020
Mary Jean, No words can heal the pain, but please know my prayers and thoughts are with you. We have lost touch over the years, but I think of you often. Janet Radderer told me about Jerry and I am sending the information to Wendy. You know how much we loved him. Please email me. I would love to reconnect. You maybe distant but you are still held dear. Love to you, Chris and Katie. Marilyn
Marilyn
Friend
April 21, 2020
Jerry was someone I could always laugh and vent with when things got hectic at work. He had a wicked sense of humor, was straightforward and could cut right through the problems. I always enjoyed our after-work gatherings with just a few of us, as he helped keep things lighthearted. I considered him as a friend, not just a colleague. You will be missed Jerry. Mary Jean, I hope you and your family forever feel his presence and love. Take care.
Kim Keenan
April 14, 2020
I love you Stoddards, and You are all in my thoughts. I have been so close to the family for so many years I feel like I am part of their pac. Big Dog has been like a father and a friend. Jerry thank you, thank you for the love, support, the fun, the adventures, the amazing meals, the generosity, every single push in the right direction and for the fountain of knowledge you shared. You were an angel to me and many others here on earth. Once you told me that if you were able to help others then you would know that you did something good with your life. Well big dog I can personally say I watched you over and over again help everyone you knew. Your life was spent well my friend. You were and always will be a piece of me and so many others. You fly high, and run free with those dogs you have waiting on you. I promise to always do what you told me to and pay it forward. Thank you for loving the way you did. I will think of you for the rest of my life.
Olivia Eells
Friend
April 13, 2020
Thank you for all that you taught me and for all of the kindness and integrity that you demonstrated on a daily basis. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family.
Byron White
April 12, 2020
A great man taken from us too soon. He was a big part of my childhood and his kindness and generosity were great examples to all of us. Mary Jean and the rest of the family will be in our prayers.
David Pape
April 12, 2020
Sending hugs love and light to you Mary Jean and family. He was a wonderful man.
Bonnie Reuling
April 12, 2020
Mary Jean I am so sorry for your loss. I worked at Edelson &Associates with Jerry and we both retired around the same time.
Linda O'Bryant
April 12, 2020
My friend for 25 years. I was heartbroken to learn if his passing. A kind and compassionate man of utmost integrity Libby Beckmann
Libby Beckmann
Friend
April 12, 2020