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August 22, 2013 - 4:52pm

Gerard I. Willis "Jerry"

posted by Ronald Konieczny.

Gerard I. Willis “Jerry”, 78 of Spencerport, formerly of Batavia, died peacefully Wednesday (August 21, 2013) at the Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center in Rochester.

He was born in Brooklyn, NY on January 22, 1935, a son of the late Irving and Helen Mcdonaugh Willis.

He graduated high school from St. John Preparatory School in Brooklyn.  Gerard served in the US Air Force during the Korean War and upon honorable discharge, attended the University of Buffalo.  He was the operator/owner of the Goodyear Shoe Repair that was located on Jackson St. in Batavia.

He was the husband of the late Providence “Prudy” Varco Willis who died November 10, 2000.

Survivors include three daughters, Jeanine Vendetta of Rochester, Lisa (John) Sprague of Spencerport and Christa (Doug) Palmer of Batavia. Son, Steven Willis of Rochester.  Son-in-law, David Vendetta of Rochester.  Also survived by eight grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was the brother of the late Robert Willis.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share condolences, memories and thoughts on Sunday from 12pm-3pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY, where a funeral service will commence at the conclusion of visitation at 3pm.  Burial with military honors will be in Bath National Cemetery.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center, 2652 Ridgeway Ave., Rochester, NY 14626.

The family would like to thank the kind and compassionate staff at the Jewish Home, RGH and Unity Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center for the wonderful care he received.

Expressions of condolence may be made at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, NY 14020. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR & PROPRIETOR.

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