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Brown-Wynne Funeral Home

200 Southeast Maynard Road, Cary, NC

OBITUARY

Gerald David Mach

January 7, 1931January 3, 2014

Gerald David Mach (Jerry) age 82, of Cary, NC passed away peacefully at home on January 3, 2014. Jerry was born in the Bronx, NY on January 7, 1931 to William and Hannah Mach. He moved to North Carolina in 1988 with his wife, Joan. In addition to Joan he is survived by his children Ilene (Jeff), Brett (Shanna), Marla (John), Jill and 7 grandchildren.

Jerry was an avid NY Yankees fan and worked in Yankee Stadium and he continued his connection and love of baseball by working for the Durham Bulls for 25 years.

Services will be held at 11:00am, Sunday, January 5, 2014 at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home; 200 S.E. Maynard Road, Cary, NC 27513. Burial will follow the service at Wake Memorial Park, 7002 Green Hope School Road, Cary.

Shiva will be observed at the Mach home on Sunday, January 5 starting at 3:00pm and continuing through the following Sunday. Please contact their daughter Jill at (919) 623-3116 for directions to their home.

Flowers can be sent to the Mach residents or donations can be made in Jerry’s name to Hospice of Wake County.

Services

  • Funeral Service Sunday, January 5, 2014
  • Shiva and Receiving of Friends Sunday, January 5, 2014

Memories

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Ed Kovalesky

February 10, 2014

I was saddened to hear the passing of such a great man. Jerry was a great friend and life mentor during my time with him at the Durham Bulls. My heart goes out to his wonderful wife Joan and the entire family. Please know that you are in my family's thoughts and prayers. He will be missed by many. God bless.

Mike Snee

February 1, 2014

Jerry you were a great friend and wonderful person. We had many great times at the Durham Bulls. I am so glad I approached you about working with me in the box office. You were already there as a ticket taker before Rob hired me but I knew you would be a great fit in that expanded role. Who would have known you would still be there 16 years after me. I think it is funny that the reason you came to work with me in the box office is because you "retired"
Both Melody and I feel very fortunate to call both you and Joan close friends and you will be missed. Love, Mike Snee and Melody Parsons

Tom Kilty

January 9, 2014

Joan and family,

My thoughts and prayers go out to you. Those 3 years I got to see Jerry before every Icecap game have been treasured memories all these years. I found myself just talking to him instead of watching the games during the summer at DAP. I've missed you Jerry, but I'll never forget you.

Brian Fletcher

January 8, 2014

My first job in 1996 was with the Durham Bulls, and I remember Jerry well. He was an institution at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park who will be greatly missed. My prayers to the Mach family during this difficult time.

Megan Ely

January 6, 2014

Jerry was a great man! I worked with him for a few years and even after I moved on to a new position within CBC, whenever I came back to the ballpark, he was one of the people I loved to stop in and see! He always put a smile on my face! Your family is in my thoughts and prayers!

January 6, 2014

I will miss Jerry very much. He was a true gentleman. -Ronnie McCabe

Faith Inman

January 6, 2014

In the short time that I knew him, I learned how much Jerry loved baseball, the Durham Bulls, and his family. Great guy - who always had a great story to tell. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Leigh LeClair

January 6, 2014

I will miss seeing Jerry - Had the pleasure of working with him for a couple of season. Won't be the same without that smiling face when you enter the ballpark. My thoughts are with his family.

Tony Riggsbee

January 5, 2014

Working with Jerry was an absolute pleasure. He never failed to help whenever I had a request big or small. We will greatly miss him.

Tony Riggsbee ( Durham Bulls PA Announcer )

Rod & Kathy Meadows

January 4, 2014

Please know that you are in our thoughts and we share your grief. We'll never forget that big warm smile that was available for everyone from Jerry. The world was a better place for Jerry's being in it.

FROM THE FAMILY