Gerald D. 'Jerry' Ross

June 28, 1943 - Jan. 8, 2009

Gerald D. "Jerry" Ross of Waukesha died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, unexpectedly while on vacation in Vicksburg, Miss., at age 65. He was born June 28, 1943, in Milwaukee.

He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1962 to 1965. On June 13, 1964, Jerry married Pamela Weiss at St. Agnes Church in Bulter. He owned and operated 4-Ever-Warm in Waukesha until retiring in 1990. He also worked for Falk as a carpenter. In his spare time, Jerry enjoyed metal detecting, gambling, traveling and had become a local artist and instructor. He was an outstanding and proud father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Jerry will be sadly missed by his best friend, soul mate and wife, Pamela of Waukesha; three children, Vicky (Jeff) Czarnecki of Waukesha, Tammy (Mike) Kordasiewicz of Wind Lake and Gerald John Ross of Waukesha; four grandchildren, Michael and Emma Kordasiewicz of Wind Lake, Jennifer (Miguel) Romero of West Allis and Jessica Czarnecki of Milwaukee; seven great-grandchildren; and other relatives and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 8 p.m. funeral service Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Casual attire required. Military honors will be presented following the service at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035, or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.