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In loving memory of
Gerald “Jerry” Perrotta
  • August 17, 1947
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  • July 25, 2020

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Gerald “Jerry” Perrotta, 72, passed away at his residence on July 25, 2020.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Rose Perrotta; mother, Leonarda Perrotta; sister, Francine Perrotta (Bill Hurtt); children Gerald Perrotta, Jr. (Tonya), Lisa Perrotta (Jerry Morgan), Brian Perrotta, Tricia Rich, Kimmy Martin; grandchildren Matthew Morgan, Jordan Anderson, Hunter Morgan, Dallas Duncan, Jared Rich, Tiara Rich, Lea Rich, Zachary Martin, Paige Martin, Faith Martin; great-grandchildren Aidan and Kingsley; nephew Anthony Lopilato (Lorraine Lundon); niece Christine Lopilato (Sam Cosby); and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his father, Louis Perrotta; paternal grandparents, Gennaro and Rose Perrotta; and maternal grandparents, Leonardo and Frances LaVardera.
Born August 17, 1947 in the Bronx, New York and raised on Long Island, New York, Jerry graduated from North Babylon High School in 1965, and enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1965, serving two tours of duty in Vietnam. Jerry married Susan Griffin and became a devoted father to his three loving children. Jerry was a local businessman for several years before relocating to Ocala, Florida where he met and married Rose Rich. He was a hard-working man before retiring to enjoy his favorite pastimes of family, fishing, and classic corvettes.
His family and friends will always remember him as a great family man, loving husband and father, and devoted friend.
Family will receive friends on Friday, July 31, 2020 at Baldwin Brothers Funeral Home from 10 AM until 12 Noon. The family would like to thank the Veteran’s Administration Hematology/Oncology Departments, and Hospice of Marion County for the work and help provided.

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  1. Merchant & Barbara Russell lit a candle:
    08 Aug 2020
    Lit since August 8, 2020 at 8:41:27 PM

  2. Merchant & Barbara Russell says:
    08 Aug 2020
    We were so fortunate to have Jerry and Rosa for such amazing friends and neighbors. They have taught us so much about courage and perseverance and humor throughout difficult times. Jerry will be so missed but his memory and love are still with us. Love, Merchant and Barbara

  3. Woody & Sandy Gilliland says:
    02 Aug 2020
    Rose, Woody and I were so saddened to hear of Jerry's passing. Prayers for peace as you begin to heal. Jerry was such a nice guy.

  4. Kathy Swartz says:
    31 Jul 2020
    I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm so happy I got to know Jerry he was a great man. God bless you and your family, R.I.P uncle Jerry ❤️

  5. Patricia Biggerstaff says:
    30 Jul 2020
    I didn’t have the pleasure of knowing your father, Brian, but I will continue to keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Healing begins now and by the looks of your family pictures there is much love and support.

  6. Sam Sofia says:
    30 Jul 2020
    Thank you for your service, you will be missed by so many.

  7. Francis amd myrtle crrandall says:
    29 Jul 2020
    Jerry was a wonderful neighbor and great friend, Jerry will be missed so very much,sorry I can't be in Florida at this time.

  8. George Cox says:
    29 Jul 2020
    Rest In Peace cousin.

  9. Tommy milazzo says:
    28 Jul 2020
    To my very best friend since grammar school I am so glad to Have spent some time together recently. I will miss you dearly. My heart felt sympathy to his family.
    Rest in piece my “little brother “ you are so loved by all of us.

  10. Ashlen Jessica Bohanon says:
    28 Jul 2020
    Gerald Perrotta, was one of the best men we had here on earth. He was a loving father, smart husband, and strong army man who served our country. He was kind and extremely funny. He would light up any room he was in. Although I didn’t get to be around him as much as I would’ve wanted, I know he was a great man and anyone who’s known him would say the same. Gerald is in Gods family more now, watching over everyone as a guardian angel. God always picks the best ones first. He knew Gerald was a great man on earth and would be an even better angel in heaven.

  11. Ashlen Jessica lit a candle:
    28 Jul 2020
    Lit since July 28, 2020 at 7:51:28 PM

  12. Jeannie says:
    28 Jul 2020
    Thank you for your service.I love and miss ya. Say hey to my pops for. Love ya dad.


  13. Jeannie Brannon lit a candle:
    28 Jul 2020
    Lit since July 28, 2020 at 7:24:56 PM

  14. Lisa Perrotta lit a candle:
    28 Jul 2020
    Lit since July 28, 2020 at 7:23:01 PM

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