OBITUARY

Jerry DONIGER

January 16, 1929November 20, 2020

Jerry DONIGER was born on January 16, 1929 in Bronx, New York and passed away on November 20, 2020 in Coral Springs, Florida and is under the care of Star of David Memorial Gardens Cemetery and Funeral Chapel.

Graveside Service will be held on November 23, 2020 at 11:45 am at The Garden of Golda at Star of David Cemetery, 7701 Bailey Road, North Lauderdale, FL.

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Services

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, November 23, 2020

Memories

Jerry DONIGER

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Nancy Doniger

November 25, 2020

My parents were happily together for 67 years. They made life long love look easy. Because my father traveled so much for work, they seemed happiest snuggled in bed on a rainy day watching old movies together, or doing the crossword puzzle in the Sunday Times. Or my father would lie on the carpet in the living room with his head against the couch, listening to the Russian composers, with a yellow lined pad on his chest with something half finished for work. Sometimes he’d catch any of us walking by and say, ‘wait, listen to this!’ and try to pass on the excitement and emotion he felt in the music.

Trey W

November 24, 2020

I remember the good times we had when Jerry and Arlene visited my grandparents house in Richmond on several different trips. The whole family would come over to visit with them. I remember bonding with Jerry over our interests in technology.

Another fond memory was a trip that I took with my grandmother and sister to visit Arlene and Jerry in Florida. Jerry always lit up the room and had a kind word for everyone.

marilyn schorr

November 24, 2020

And I remember a wonderful Chinese food dinner with Cody and Kelly in Florida and how happy everyone was.
Jerry loved his family, nothing made him happier to be with Arlene, Nancy, Andy, Cody, Kelly and Alex. I will miss that smile. But it is engraved in my memory.

marilyn schorr

November 24, 2020

The many visits to the house, the dinners, the wonderful smiles, laughs and his sense of humor. His love of ice cream. And above all, his love of Arlene, Nancy and Andy.

Rachel Baum

November 24, 2020

My Uncle Jerry and I shared a love of flying. I am a rank amateur compared to his many hours in the cockpit and his lifelong work with designing better airplane systems. We enjoyed “hangar flying” long after we stopped actually flying.

I remain in awe of his ability to do a crossword puzzle in pen, so fast that I would still be reading the clue while he had already written down the answer.

I am so very grateful that he saved my life by striding fully clothed into Canoe Brook Lake while my cousins and I were on the verge of drowning. No one else noticed our distress. He was calm and matter of fact about this heroic rescue, as if he had done nothing more than go for a swim.

Uncle Jerry was a brilliant, soft-spoken man who had a playful side that was so disarming. I remember him getting down on the floor and letting us kids climb all over him. He adored his children and was a proud and loving father and uncle.

Nancy Doniger

November 23, 2020

When I think of my father, he is smiling, he is teaching me how to use a computer, he is swimming laps in the pool at home, he smooching in the kitchen with my mother. I have so many good memories. In this photo he is with my mother and Cody, his oldest grandson, and those smile are aimed at me, holding the camera.

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