Jerrold P Meade
82, of Paramus, formerly of Englewood, passed away on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, while doing what he loved most, a night out on the town in NYC. Before retiring, Jerry was CEO of Master Communications (MCC), a highly respected telecom co in Elmwood Park, known for it’s dependability & outstanding service. Jerry was an avid golfer & loved to argue politics. He was known for his expertise in portrait photography & was an animal lover thruout his life. For 20+ yrs, Jerry proudly custom designed, built, & raced a series of NHRA record holding 1/4 mi dragsters. His fascination with automotive technology was lifelong & included ongoing plans for acquiring & restoring a vintage Ford.
Cherished husband of the late Linda Meade (nee Parker) and loving father of Vicki Pinckney and Patti Curtis. Jerry is predeceased by his sister Marilyn Purdy. He is survived by his step-sister Dorothy Kurlander, step-brother Ed Roman, 4 grandchildren & 2 great grandchildren, and his cats Tom & Tabitha whom he adored & whom he obeyed!
Family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at the Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 113 South Farview Avenue, Paramus, NJ. Cremation will be held privately.
Jerry was a strong advocate of LGBTQ rights & supporter of the LGBTQ community. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his memory via: Translatinxnetwork.org.
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Posted by Sylvia Nash Noll on January 15, 2020 11:41 AM
Unfortunately, my cousin Jerry and I lived too far apart to spend time together very often. He stayed with my family for a few days when we were kids, and he was so much fun! He teased me, but kindly, and I thought he was the greatest! He was the highlight of my summer that year, and I was so depressed when he left. Whenever I saw him over the years, he was always fun to be with. We shared a love for animals, and I admired his ability to put others at ease. I love how generously he gave of his time to family, friends, and causes close to his heart. Although separated by distance, I loved having you as my cousin, Jerry, and you will be missed. My sincerest sympathy to all who knew and loved you.
Posted by Dorothy Kurlander on January 13, 2020 12:34 PM
In all the time we were family, Jerry was always a cheerful, upbeat guy ready to enjoy whatever the world offered him, always totally committed to extracting the best out of life. Now he's exploring his options in heaven. God's Blessing over him.