Gerald “Jerry” Worth, 80 of Batavia, died August 13, 2011 at the New York State Veterans Home in Batavia. He was born August 17, 1930 in Lockport, NY to the late Linus (Harriett Johnson) Worth. Mr. Worth was retired from Ken Barrett Chevrolet Cadillac. He had previously worked as a car salesman for 25 years and prior to that he worked 27 years for Coca Cola. He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, a member of Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph’s), past member of the Batavia Lions Club where he served as President; he was a member of the Glenn S. Loomis Post #332 and Veness Strollo Post #1602. He enjoyed traveling, and working in his yard. He is preceded in death by his sister Virginia Worth and brother Jack Worth.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years Margaret “Maggie” (Peca) Worth two daughters Trish (Peter) Wollke of Rochester, Mimi (Tom Atkinson) Worth of Marion, NY, one granddaughter Lauren Wollke and grand dog Lucky. One brother Paul Worth of Rochester, survive along with many other relatives, friends, nieces and nephews.
Friends may call on Tuesday August 16, 2011 from 3 to 7 PM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30AM on Wednesday in Resurrection Parish-St. Joseph’s Church, 303 East Main St. Batavia. Entombment will take place in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum.
The family suggests memorials be made to the American Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd St., New York City, New York 10016 or the New York State Veterans Home, 220 Richmond Avenue, Batavia, NY 14020. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please go to www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.