Jerry Boozer, 82, of Greenville, passed away peacefully in his home, surrounded by his family, on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 due to extended health issues. Jerry was born January 26, 1939, in DuBois, PA to Charles Boyd and Mary Bertha (Myers) Boozer. Jerry and his wife Rose Mary (Smith) Boozer were married September 6, 1958, she survives at home.
Jerry attended Punxsutawney schools, and then joined the Army Reserves in November 1956. He received an honorable discharge in June 1964. Jerry farmed in his early years and continued to do so when he began working at the former Steel Car, Greenville in 1964. He retired from what became Trinity Industries in 2001.
Jerry was a race fan from the time he was a young boy. As a hobby, Jerry and his cousin owned a stock car and would race at the Mercer Race track. After he stopped participating in racing, Jerry continued following his love of the sport by attending local racing events and following Lou and Dave Blaney’s racing careers. He enjoyed watching Nascar and was a Dale Earnhardt Sr. fan. Jerry was an avid hunter and learned to butcher meat from his father and grandfather. These are traditions Jerry passed down to his children and grandchildren.
In addition to his wife of 62 years, Jerry is survived by six children, Jeffery (Beth) Boozer of Evans City, William Boozer of Hadley, Rick (Belinda) Boozer of Hadley, Cheryl (Jeff) Varner of Greenville, Susan (Steve) Myers of Clarks Mills, Jerry (Carrie) Boozer of Greenville. Twelve Grandchildren, Melissa (Ken) Howard, Amy (Scott) Johnson, William (Patricia) Boozer Jr., Amanda Boozer, Toby (Megan) Boozer, Colby Boozer, Steven Myers and his fiancé Mindy Barber, Kaitlyn Myers, Jacob Myers, Chloe Varner, Hailey Boozer, Evan Boozer. Three step grandchildren, Craig Varner, Mathew(Crystal) Varner, Angie (Clint) Mc Keown . Nine great grandchildren. Four step great grandchildren.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Max Boozer and Charles Boozer, and one sister Mary Lou Anderson.
A private service, per Jerry’s wishes, will be held for the family at the Robert L Snyder Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 3223 Perry Hwy., Sheakleyville, with the Reverend Mike Marshall, pastor of the North Salem Wesleyan Methodist Church officiating. Jerry will be laid to rest at the Hadley Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the North Salem Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Church or a Veteran’s Organization in his memory.
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