Gerald James Highberger
FUNERAL HOME
Keates & Plum Funeral Home
3112 W Brigantine Ave
Brigantine, NJ
Highberger, Gerald James, - 53, of Brigantine, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday November 27, 2021. Jerry was born in Rahway, NJ to Gerald and Nancy (Lazo) Highberger. He was a graduate of United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science. He proudly achieved the rank of Captain in the US Marine Corps. Jerry was an avid college and professional football fan. He loved watching his Navy Midshipman and the New York Giants. He also enjoyed his many visits with his family to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. He was a member of the Brigantine VFW Post 6964, The Marine Corp League and the Knights of Columbus of Moorestown, NJ. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife Sheri, his children Erika, Rachel, Emma and Sean. He is also survived by his brother Kirk and his wife Tina. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Life Celebration gathering for Jerry on Thursday December 2, 2021 from 9:30 to 10:50am at St. Thomas Church, 331 8th Street South, Brigantine. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11AM. Interment will be private. Military Honors will follow immediately after Mass. The family kindly requests donations in lieu of flowers to the Brigantine VFW Post 6964, 121 31ST Street Brigantine, NJ 08203. To share your fondest memory of Jerry please visit www.keatesplum.com Family services by Keates-Plum Funeral Home, Brigantine
Published by The Press of Atlantic City on Nov. 30, 2021.
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2
Celebration of Life
9:30a.m. - 10:45a.m.
St. Thomas Church
331 8th Street South, Brigantine, NJ
Dec
2
Mass of Christian Burial
11:00a.m.
St. Thomas Church
331 8th Street South, Brigantine, NJ
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My heart goes out to the family of Jerry Highberger. We fondly remember him playing Army with our son Sean in a hole left by a tree that had been dug up in our front lawn. The Army games turned to Navy when both boys went to U.S.N.A. We were as proud to support Jerry as we were our son and it is heart breaking news of his death. May his memory be a blessing. Our prayers go out to the whole family. Sincerely, John and Dorothy Magee.
Dorothy Magee
Friend
December 6, 2021
Sheri, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. I remember his smile with fondness as he attended many of your collegiate basketball games. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.
Coach Fitzkee
December 4, 2021
Only knew him for a short but I really liked him. We worked together at ARMC had a lot laughs. Terrific guy. My prayers and condolences to his loved ones. God bless you.
John Dyitt
Work
December 3, 2021
My deepest sympathies to the Highberger clan. Despite the years, our shared experiences have cemented our friendship from the second grade in Deerfield to the trials of Annapolis. May God bless and keep you safe in the palm of His hand until we meet again.
Sean Magee
School
December 2, 2021
Our deepest sympathy to Jerry's family. I was part of the regimental staff he led our firstie year. His example was beyond reproach and we all strived to be better because of his leadership and enthusiasm.
Dan Brunk
Classmate
December 1, 2021
So very sorry for your loss
Margaret Pancoast
Family Friend
December 1, 2021
I am deeply saddened. There are no words. Only prayers for grace, strength and peace for your family. Jerry and I shared a few classes as Political Science majors at USNA. I remember him fondly as a kind soul. He is deeply missed.
CAPT(Ret) Carla Meyers
Classmate
December 1, 2021
Please know our prayers and thoughts are with all of you at this difficult time. May Jerry rest in peace.
Joseph Guglielmo
Friend
December 1, 2021
Our deepest sympathy goes out to Gerry's family - he was a light to be around, and he always did his best, had a positive competitive spirit, and led a fun group of guys as our "Regimental CDR" firstie year. I will always remember that smile you see above.
Eric Lewis
Classmate
December 1, 2021
My sincere condolences to Jerry's family and friends. May his soul rest in eternal peace in our Lord's arms. With all my compassion and prayers.
Jean Jacques Lopez
Classmate
December 1, 2021
I graduated with Gerry from Annapolis and was with him on our first submarine cruise USS PHILADELPHIA in the summer of '87. We were so happy Plebe Year was over and we were on a submarine shooting torpedos we were always smiling! He was a great guy and I will always remember him smiling. My condolences to his family. He will be missed. Fair Winds and Following Seas Shipmate
Bret Simon
Served In The Military Together
November 30, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for you Sheri and the kids. Love you Emma.
Judy Caratola
Teacher
November 30, 2021
Our deepest condolences to the entire Highberger family. Please take care of yourselves and each other during this difficult time, and know that we are thinking of you and praying for you.
Geoff & Debra Grindeland
Classmate
November 30, 2021
My heart and prayers go out to all of you. His example will inspire the lives of many. find peace knowing that he is home with the Lord.
David Moyer
Coworker
November 30, 2021
Nancy and Sheri I am so saddened to hear of the passing of Jerry. My prayers go out to you and your families during this difficult and heart breaking time. God be with you.
Toni Solari
November 30, 2021
Terry and I offer the entire family our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you!!!
Lori and Terry Braun
Friend
November 29, 2021
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