Gerald Lockwood

Obituary of Gerald "Jerry" Lockwood

Jerry Lockwood , 84, of Edison lost his battle with Alzheimer's and passed away peacefully on June 1st, 2013 at Arista Care Nursing Home in South Plainfield. Jerry was born in New Market to Bill and Helen Lockwood on May 12th, 1929 and lived most of his life in Edison. He graduated from St. Peter's H.S. in New Brunswick and worked 47 years for E.R. Squibb & Sons before retiring in 1999. He was a lifetime member of the South River Moose Lodge #165 (now the Edison Moose Lodge). He was also a member of the Jamesburg Seniors and a parishioner of Guardian Angels Church. Those who knew Jerry will remember his good nature, kind heart and corny jokes. He gave his smile freely and made time for anyone who needed it. He loved woodwork and would spend hours in his shop making toys for the kids or working on holiday projects. Jerry also enjoyed bowling and working in his garden. Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Johanna "Jo" ( nee Grecco) Lockwood and their 4 loving daughters, Carol Rosenvinge and her husband Nelson of Edison, Phyllis Lockwood and her partner Richard Geis of Ocean, Cynthia Capria and her husband Dominic of Louisa, KY and Mary Jo Howard of Great Meadows, NJ; nine grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his loving brother Raymond Lockwood of Schuylerville, NY, numerous nieces and nephews as well as other relatives. Jerry is predeceased by his brothers Bill and Frank Lockwood. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 am on Wednesday, June 5th at Guardian Angels R.C. Church followed by interment at Hillside Cemetery Metuchen. Family and friends may pay their respects at Boylan Funeral Home 10 Wooding Ave. Edison on Tuesday, June 4th from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. In lieu of flowers the family suggests a donation to Alzheimer's research. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the staff at Arista Care and to the volunteers that visited him there. Jerry will remain in our hearts forever.
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