On Monday, March 23, 2020, Gerald “Jerry” Warner, loving husband and father of three children, passed away at the age of 84.
Gerald was born on June 14, 1935 in Batavia, N.Y. the son of the late Albert and Laura (Coons) Warner. During the year 1966, he and his family relocated to Oakfield, N.Y. Gerald spent the last five years of his life in Florida.
On Sept. 6, 1958, Gerald married the late Beverly Bundrock who truly was the love of his life. Their marriage lasted 54 years until her passing in 2012. During the year 1959, Jerry and Beverly moved to Washington State’s Fort Lewis as he joined the United States Army. He proudly served his country with the 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment. The Regiment’s Motto is, “Deeds Not Words.” Gerald’s life personified this motto as he was generous in various ways to family and friends. He was truly a man with a big heart.
Gerald worked at the Pepsi-Cola Batavia Bottling Corporation for over 40 years. During his tenure, he rose through the ranks to become an officer of the company.
Gerald and Beverly attended Eastern Hills Church in Clarence. He was a devoted Christian with a strong faith in God. During the latter years of his life, he often expressed a quiet confidence; a result of his strong faith.
He was a member of the Akron-Newstead Senior Center and enjoyed bowling and playing cards. He often talked with fondness about those he came into contact with at the Center.
Pre-deceased by his loving wife, Beverly, Gerald Warner was the loving father of Paul (Janice) Warner, Wendy Billings and Eric (Traci) Warner. He was the proud Grandfather of Lauren and Leigh Shufran, Matthew and Nathan Billings, and Ashton and Alexandria Warner. He cherished his great granddaughter, Brooklyn Shufran.
Due to ongoing Covid state-to-state travel restrictions, private services will be held at the convenience of the family.