Jerry was born on November 5, 1954 in Cleveland, Ohio to Harold Boin Davis and Florence Terese Piscitello. He passed away in his home peacefully surrounded by family on May 14, 2022. The only child of his mother, he is survived by his son Jason and his stepdaughter Allison, 2 siblings Richard and Kristal from his father’s second marriage to Martha (Sitto). Also survived by his grandchildren Dominic, Alyssa, Tyler, Greg, Gavin, Kasey, Abigale and the many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Jerry grew up in the Cleveland area where he married his first wife Janice, after he tried his hand in drafting, he decided to join the U.S. Air Force in 1976. He was stationed at Whiteman’s Air Force Base in Missouri where his son Jason was born. After he served his country, he was honorably discharged in 1980 and returned to Cleveland. Shortly after he decided to move to Arizona were he then met his second wife and raised 2 daughters, Allison, and Bridget (Deceased).
After Jerry’s divorce he joined a grief group where he met the love of his life Gail Therese Stute – Tindell and married on September 15, 2001. She battled a series of illnesses and went to the arms of Jesus on the day of their 16th wedding anniversary.
Jerry was involved in many things. He was deeply involved with church and committing his life to Jesus Christ our Lord. His interest included family ancestry and his involvement in the Sons of the American Revolution where he was also the Arizona state Chaplin. He was extremely happy to get grandson Greg involved and attended parades and functions together. Later in life he became an ordained minister and performed service in the marriage of family members. He retired from ASM where he worked as an engineer for more than 30 years.
A Father, Friend, and Love like you is rare, one that’s so generous, smart, and kind. A father and friend like you are what everyone needs, full of smiles and laughter, always doing great deeds. Nothing can replace you, but when you get to Heaven, God will be lucky to have you too.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, June 10, 2022 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. with rosary prayers at 6:00 p.m. for his friends and family to pay their respects at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. For those unable to attend, the Rosary may be viewed via live stream at https://www.facebook.com/WhitneyMurphyFH/live/
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 5045 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. Interment at St. Francis Cemetery will follow.
You were a very amazing person.
I never got the honor to meet you but has the pleasure of speaking to you several times on the phone. You had such a relaxing voice and Demeanor.
You will truly be missed and I am so sad that I never got to see you in person .
For the family
You are in my prayer and I love you all.
JD – You have always been one of my favorite people. Blessings to your family…I know your presence will be greatly missed…How could it not be?? Again, please hug my Dad when you see him. Im sure you already have. <3
Dear Jerry, I will miss your sense of humor, your laughter, your kindness and your genuine and caring love for family and friends. We didn’t see each other a lot over these past years due to distance. But I knew if I ever needed you I could just pick up the phone and you’d be there. I’m finding it hard to adjust to the fact you’re no longer here. You should’ve had many more years with family, friends and your beloved Helen. But I find solace that you’re in a better place and didn’t suffer a long time. My deepest sympathy to Helen and your family. I’ll never forget you Jerry. You’ve taken a piece of my heart with you. Love you my friend. Angela
Meet Jerry several year’s ago at hospice of the valley. We both had gone through a death. I had meet Gail as she did projects and copy service for our office. Jerry was there several times when I went in. Then we realized we knew each other in group. What a amazing man. We stayed in touch. Was so happy he got to travel and that Helen was with him. He was very happy. Jerry you are going to be missed so much my dear friend. R.I.P and see you again.
To all of the loved ones and all of his extended family my condolences. Jerry was a truly loved friend and trusted neighbor. He is missed every day. I miss his upbeat manner, his beautiful smile and bear hugs. May his spirit and soul soar high in Paradise.
Jerry was one of the kindest, most compassionate people I’ve ever known. He never met a stranger. We each joined an HOV grief support group after Gail died and my life partner had recently died as well. Jerry and I bonded in our grief over the loss of our loved ones. As the years passed, we went many places together and enjoyed each other’s company. We even spent a week in CA,, and I had the pleasure of meeting his wonderful family, to whom I offer my sincerest condolences. Jerry made a place for himself in my heart, and he’ll remain there forever.
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of grief. Jerry was the AZ State Society Chaplain and very active with the color guard along with Greg his grandson. Both were recently recognized for their participation with the color guard receiving the silver and bronze medals respectively. My condolences to the family.
Immediate Past President AZ SAR State Society.
Justine, Kurt, and Lindsey Makowski
Dearest Poppi your little pookie bear loved you and her Mimi. I am so grateful to have had you in our lives you will be missed. Hug our Mimi for us .
My thoughts and prayers go out to all your family and friends.
JD- You have been a part of my life probably longer then I can remember. You are more then just my dads best friend you are a part and will forever be a part of our family. You are an amazing human being and having to say goodbye to you sucks. So its not a goodbye from me its going to be I love you and I will see you later. I never got to express how greatful I was and still am to have you during my dads accident. You and your words got me through that and gave me the strength I needed to keep going. You will be forever loved and missed. ❤️
Our thoughts and prayers to all who knew Jerry as he was a great person and will never be forgotten.
So sorry for your loss. He is still here with you, you just can’t see him. Stay strong. He is at peace with his Lord and Savior, Jesus.
PS: Enjoy Heaven Jerry!! You will surely be missed.
Until we meet again my friend…
Jerry was one the first individuals who reached out to me through AncestryDNA and he was so helpful. I wished I had the opportunity to meet to him during his time on earth but I know he is smiling down on us from Heaven. Say hello to Jesus for me. Your Kentucky Cousin Melissa.
Jerry we will miss you so much. We’re so glad to have had you in our lives. All the BE parties and trips we took were made all the more fun and enjoyable with your quick wit and loving presence. We love you and are glad that your last years were spent with someone who loved you too. Thank you Helen for being there when Jerry needed you most. Love from Bill and Rebecca Betts