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Gerald (Jerry) Delaney

Posted By Kyle Nikola On May 4, 2020 @ 2:04 pm In Obituaries | 16 Comments

Gerald (Jerry) Delaney passed away on May 3, 2020, surrounded by family in his sun-filled reading room at his home in Savannah, GA. A long time Chicago resident, he moved to Savannah in 2018 and was looking forward to enjoying all his new home town had to offer.

He is survived by his husband Dan Curtin and sisters Mary Kay (Dave) Hoffmeister, Lauren (Tom) Evans, Eileen (Tom) Hughes, as well as numerous loving nieces, nephews, and friends. He was also preceded in death by his brother Rick and his parents Dick and Eileen.

A celebration of Jerry’s life will be planned at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lakeview Pantry in Chicago – Chicago Non-Profit Donations https://www.lakeviewpantry.org/donate/ [1]
or America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia – America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, Inc. https://www.helpendhunger.org/take-action/donate/ [2]
or Feeding America https://secure.feedingamerica.org/site/Donation2?df_id=28654&mfc_pref=T&28654.donation=form1&s_src=Y20XP1B1Y&s_subsrc=c&s_keyword=feeding%20america%20donate&&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIiM3L4omb6QIViJyzCh2jwwGDEAAYASAAEgLpnPD_BwE [3]

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Condolence from Cindy Primeau on May 4th, 2020 5:39 pm

Jerry was one of a kind and I am so glad he was in my life. He was, and always will be, the best boss I ever had. I am so fortunate he was also a friend. I will miss his humor so much. Sending my love to the family and especially to Dan during this difficult time.

Condolence from Linda Hanrath on May 4th, 2020 5:47 pm

I was the Wrigley librarian and worked very closely with Jerry. We became great friends. Always loved his sense of humor and that he was the Birthday Boy” for the entire month of December! Am just heart-broken . My deepest sympathies to Dan. Mary Kay, Lauren and Eileen and your families.

Condolence from Gary Neul on May 4th, 2020 6:01 pm

I worked with Jerry for about twenty years. A truly good, kind man. Thoughtful and intelligent. Always the fountain. Never the drain. My condolence for your loss. A loss for all.

Condolence from Anne Dooley on May 4th, 2020 6:11 pm

Jerry Delaney was my first real friend at BBDO -someone whose values ,interests and sense of humor I adored . He advised me w love when my 13 year old son came out , teased me when I got my scary intense persona on and shared so many amazing gardening and travel tips .
One of his beautiful photos graces my office and his deeply spiritual empathetic coaching graces my life . Love to you Dan — you are a wonderful man and such a source of joy for Jerry . To his family —- u were his anchor in the very best way .Share a favorite song of his . I want to reach out to him .

Condolence from Peter Carparelli on May 4th, 2020 6:44 pm

Jerry wasn’t my uncle by family, but he was always there for my mom and my family. Uncle Jerry was a kind, caring and humorous person and he left a lasting impression on my sister and I when we were kids. Love and miss you Uncle Jerry.

Condolence from Allison on May 4th, 2020 7:33 pm

Jerry was such a wonderful friend, confidant, voice of reason and partner in crime. I am so very sorry to say goodbye. Sending you love, Dan, and wish I could be there in person. Love you very much.

Condolence from Gwen Rutledge on May 4th, 2020 10:44 pm

I worked with Jerry for many many many years at BBDO!
He was the best. And we shared a lot of sly laughs together. My condolences to all of his family and loved ones.


Condolence from Erin O’Brien on May 5th, 2020 7:54 am

To Dan and all of Jerry’s family – I am so sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of working with Jerry at BBDO and he made my experience there so much more enjoyable. He truly was a lovely person and had the best sense of humor. His photography was beautiful. I hope he knew how much he was liked by those of us who had the privilege of knowing him.

Condolence from Laurie Sabol on May 5th, 2020 9:07 am

To Dan and Jerry’s sisters- You have my deepest sympathies. Jerry was an amazing person and I will always remember him with great fondness. He was kind, smart and deeply hilarious.

Condolence from Joyce Somogye on May 5th, 2020 11:28 am

Dear Dan and family,

I am truly sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. Please accept my sincere condolences and may my prayers help comfort you.

Joyce Somogye

Condolence from elaine perri on May 5th, 2020 11:36 am

My sincere condolences to Dan and to Jerry’s family. May his memory forever be a blessing.

Condolence from Martha Ortiz on May 5th, 2020 8:14 pm

Jerry was to me the sweetest eyes that looked at me at the Chicago Photography Center. He did it with such attention and kindness that showed me a beautiful human being able to genuinely open his heart with love, sincere interest and empathy to everyone. I will certainly keep him in my heart forever.
Thank you Jerry, RIP now.
Dan, I am here for you.
Love, Martha

Condolence from Kathleen Munson on May 6th, 2020 11:20 am

I’m so sad to hear of Jerry’s passing. I spent many great lunches and conferences with him in the 1990’s when we were librarians in the Loop. Though I hadn’t seen him in a while I remember his sense of humor and graciousness, as well as his beautiful home in Ravenswood. Rest In Peace, Jerry
Kathleen Munson

Condolence from Kathleen O’Meara on May 8th, 2020 10:03 am

I am heartbroken to learn of Jerry’s death. You are in my thoughts; I know how impossible this is. Take advantage of every offer of help and say no when you need to. Say yes often enough even if you must force yourself. Jerry was truly one of the best people I knew. He was such an important part of my youth, my life. I always felt he was one of the people who knew me best. Please extend my condolences to Jerry’s family.

I have a lot of pictures from when we were young (and sometimes goofy.). I can send copies of some.

Condolence from William Schilling on May 11th, 2020 9:38 am

A Prince of a man and long-time friend. My deepest condolence to Dan and to his family. He will be missed

Condolence from Erin Ballou on May 12th, 2020 9:15 pm

I am saddened to learn of Jerry’s passing. Although acquainted a very short time it was clear to me what a sweet, gentle and humorous soul he was.
To Dan and the rest of Jerry’s family, I am sorry for the pain his passing has brought you.
Erin, RN

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