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Palm Northwest Mortuary & Cemetery

6701 North Jones Blvd, Las Vegas, NV

OBITUARY

Jerry Cregan

October 1, 1942February 10, 2020

Jerry Cregan was a man for whom actions would speak louder than words. The qualities of being fair, just and the ability to recognize what was right were clearly driving forces in Jerry’s life. He was also the kind of person who could respect a “do not disturb” sign, whether it was real or implied. He was analytical and observant, with an ability to be simultaneously spontaneous and keenly perceptive. Jerry was modest in his actions and extremely literal in his thoughts and in the manner in which he communicated with others. When Jerry said something, he meant it. All those who knew him appreciated this trademark quality.

Jerry was born on October 1, 1942 in New York City, New York. Jerry was raised in New York City. Even as a small child, Jerry wanted to understand what was right and what was wrong in any given situation. As Jerry grew older, he realized the importance of being treated fairly, and in return, he treated everyone around him the same way. This belief in fair play served Jerry well throughout his life and despite his natural shyness; he enjoyed a solid group of friends.

Jerry was raised with two brothers. He had James (deceased) and Frank. Jerry and his siblings had the typical rivalries while growing up, but they shared many life experiences.

Jerry was an active child who loved being outdoors and absorbing all the sensory input that nature could provide. He took part in baseball and basketball.

This same loyalty and up front honesty Jerry shared with his friends carried over to other aspects of his life, including his relationships with his family. He was a great listener who enjoyed the couple’s “together” time, especially when it came to celebrating special occasions.

As the family grew, Jerry was easily able to adapt to the changes and challenges of parenthood. Jerry was blessed with one daughter, Catherine. Jerry was never impulsive in dealing with family problems. Instead, he would carefully think things through before implementing the solution in a logical and objective manner. Jerry was a strong, clear communicator who excelled at eliminating confusion by making matters crystal clear to all those involved.

In his work life, Jerry was the kind of person who had no difficulty in taking on a project and seeing it through to its completion. He excelled at dealing with those pesky details that can derail some people, and once he understood exactly why he was working on a project, he could plow full steam ahead. For Jerry, being able to grasp the logical components of any task was significant to him in appreciating its importance. Even if he worked alone on an assignment, Jerry was able to incorporate and welcome new insights from co-workers, and he would readily use them if they improved the process. His primary occupation was radio time sales. He was employed for 40 years in the industry. Jerry always made the effort to be a team player, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done.

Jerry was in the US Marine Corps. He understood his duty to serve his country and the importance of getting a job done. He was comfortable with the routines of the military and even liked them to some degree, especially when it came to grasping the clear instructions and guidelines he was expected to follow. Through his hard work and dedication, he achieved the rank of Corporal.

Jerry’s curious and inquisitive nature influenced his choice of leisure pursuits as well. He applied his strong concentration and analytical skills as to how things worked to his choice of activities. He particularly enjoyed the “alone” time his hobbies provided. His favorite pursuits were playing poker and horse racing. Jerry was content to enjoy his hobbies alone but was also willing to share his interests with others.

Jerry was a spiritual man. He held dear the faith and values he derived from his beliefs. He was a member of the Catholic faith.

Because he was a man who let his actions speak for themselves, Jerry didn’t find it necessary to brag or boast. But it wasn’t always possible for him to conceal his accomplishments. Others who recognized his achievements made certain that he was honored for them. Some of his most prestigious awards included sales awards from his job as radio time sales.

Jerry appreciated the occasions when he was able to travel and get away on a vacation. Favorite vacation spots included Las Vegas

Jerry was a lover of animals and cherished his pets. One of Jerry’s favorites was Tiger, a cat. They were best friends for 21 years.

As his retirement approached, Jerry viewed the event as just one more project to research and solve. So, when the day finally arrived in 1992, he was well prepared. His new life involved relocating to Las Vegas. In retirement, he found new pleasure in golf.

Jerry passed away on February 10, 2020 at Pam Specialty Hospital in Las Vegas, NV. Jerry fought a brave battle against COPD. He is survived by his wife, Nancy, daughter Cathy and brother Frank. Services were held at Palm Northwest Mortuary. Jerry was laid to rest in Palm Northwest Cemetery.

Jerry strongly believed that talk is cheap. He was the type of person who would show others his feelings through his actions. He was practical and realistic but was able to be flexible when the need arose. He had a curiosity about the things around him and tried to experience life directly rather than sit back and talk about it. The experiences he treasured most were those he shared with his loved ones. Jerry Cregan will be greatly missed.

  • FAMILY

  • James Patrick Cregan, Father (deceased)
  • Anita Cray Cregan, Mother (deceased)
  • Nancy Cregan, Spouse
  • Catherine Colelli, Daughter
  • Fr. Frank Cregan, Brother
  • James Cregan, Brother (deceased)

Services

6 March

Memorial Service

10:00 am

Palm Northwest Mortuary

Chapel

6701 North Jones Blvd
Las Vegas, Nevada 89131

6 March

Committal Service

11:00 am

Palm Northwest Cemetery

6701 N. Jones Blvd.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89131

6 March

Reception

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Palm Northwest Mortuary

Hospitality Room

6701 North Jones Blvd
Las Vegas, Nevada 89131

Memories

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Frank Cregan

February 19, 2020

Just want to express my love and gratitude for your presence in my life and know you will always be in my heart. Miss you. Ollie

Kent Linsenmann

February 16, 2020

The Wednesday breakfast crew at Aliante will miss you ....Any history or information we ever needed about Las Vegas ... Gerry was the man ❣️❣️❣️ Plus, I learned all my horse racing tips from Gerry also.

Miss you buddy, Kent

Georgiana Napolitano

February 15, 2020

Playing canasta with Jerry, Nancy, Helen & Alan, Jerry would always say can I go out even though he couldn’t, just to annoy the women.

While playing cards, Joe & I spoke about our trip to Spain and mentioned how the Spaniards pronounce the city of Barcelona. They pronounce it Barthelona and this would crack Jerry up every time we mentioned the city of Barcelona.

Joe and I will miss you Jerry and the good times we shared. Don’t worry Jerry we will take care of Nancy.

Rest In Peace Gerry.

Love, Georgiana & Joe Napolitano

Biography

Jerry Cregan was a man for whom actions would speak louder than words. The qualities of being fair, just and the ability to recognize what was right were clearly driving forces in Jerry’s life. He was also the kind of person who could respect a “do not disturb” sign, whether it was real or implied. He was analytical and observant, with an ability to be simultaneously spontaneous and keenly perceptive. Jerry was modest in his actions and extremely literal in his thoughts and in the manner in which he communicated with others. When Jerry said something, he meant it. All those who knew him appreciated this trademark quality.

Jerry was born on October 1, 1942 in New York City, New York. Jerry was raised in New York City. Even as a small child, Jerry wanted to understand what was right and what was wrong in any given situation. As Jerry grew older, he realized the importance of being treated fairly, and in return, he treated everyone around him the same way. This belief in fair play served Jerry well throughout his life and despite his natural shyness; he enjoyed a solid group of friends.

Jerry was raised with two brothers. He had James (deceased) and Frank. Jerry and his siblings had the typical rivalries while growing up, but they shared many life experiences.

Jerry was an active child who loved being outdoors and absorbing all the sensory input that nature could provide. He took part in baseball and basketball.

This same loyalty and up front honesty Jerry shared with his friends carried over to other aspects of his life, including his relationships with his family. He was a great listener who enjoyed the couple’s “together” time, especially when it came to celebrating special occasions.

As the family grew, Jerry was easily able to adapt to the changes and challenges of parenthood. Jerry was blessed with one daughter, Catherine. Jerry was never impulsive in dealing with family problems. Instead, he would carefully think things through before implementing the solution in a logical and objective manner. Jerry was a strong, clear communicator who excelled at eliminating confusion by making matters crystal clear to all those involved.

In his work life, Jerry was the kind of person who had no difficulty in taking on a project and seeing it through to its completion. He excelled at dealing with those pesky details that can derail some people, and once he understood exactly why he was working on a project, he could plow full steam ahead. For Jerry, being able to grasp the logical components of any task was significant to him in appreciating its importance. Even if he worked alone on an assignment, Jerry was able to incorporate and welcome new insights from co-workers, and he would readily use them if they improved the process. His primary occupation was radio time sales. He was employed for 40 years in the industry. Jerry always made the effort to be a team player, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done.

Jerry was in the US Marine Corps. He understood his duty to serve his country and the importance of getting a job done. He was comfortable with the routines of the military and even liked them to some degree, especially when it came to grasping the clear instructions and guidelines he was expected to follow. Through his hard work and dedication, he achieved the rank of Corporal.

Jerry’s curious and inquisitive nature influenced his choice of leisure pursuits as well. He applied his strong concentration and analytical skills as to how things worked to his choice of activities. He particularly enjoyed the “alone” time his hobbies provided. His favorite pursuits were playing poker and horse racing. Jerry was content to enjoy his hobbies alone but was also willing to share his interests with others.

Jerry was a spiritual man. He held dear the faith and values he derived from his beliefs. He was a member of the Catholic faith.

Because he was a man who let his actions speak for themselves, Jerry didn’t find it necessary to brag or boast. But it wasn’t always possible for him to conceal his accomplishments. Others who recognized his achievements made certain that he was honored for them. Some of his most prestigious awards included sales awards from his job as radio time sales.

Jerry appreciated the occasions when he was able to travel and get away on a vacation. Favorite vacation spots included Las Vegas

Jerry was a lover of animals and cherished his pets. One of Jerry’s favorites was Tiger, a cat. They were best friends for 21 years.

As his retirement approached, Jerry viewed the event as just one more project to research and solve. So, when the day finally arrived in 1992, he was well prepared. His new life involved relocating to Las Vegas. In retirement, he found new pleasure in golf.

Jerry passed away on February 10, 2020 at Pam Specialty Hospital in Las Vegas, NV. Jerry fought a brave battle against COPD. He is survived by his wife, Nancy, daughter Cathy and brother Frank. Services were held at Palm Northwest Mortuary. Jerry was laid to rest in Palm Northwest Cemetery.

Jerry strongly believed that talk is cheap. He was the type of person who would show others his feelings through his actions. He was practical and realistic but was able to be flexible when the need arose. He had a curiosity about the things around him and tried to experience life directly rather than sit back and talk about it. The experiences he treasured most were those he shared with his loved ones. Jerry Cregan will be greatly missed.