Gerald 'Jerry' Alan Wright

1937 - 2020

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Gerald A. "Jerry" Wright, 82, of North Baltimore, passed away at 5:20 p.m., Tuesday, September 29, 2020, at the Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay. He was born on October 19, 1937, in Bloom Township to the late George and Florence (Oxenrider) Wright. He married Ruth Ann Thallman on December 18, 1959 in Columbus, OH and she survives. Jerry is also survived by his sons: Jeffrey (Amy) Wright of Van Buren and Steven (Kimberlie) Wright of North Baltimore; brothers: Joe Wright of Cygnet and Ralph Wright of Key West, FL; he was "Mr. Grandpa" to: Chad (Brooke), Krysta, Megan and Morgan Wright, and Nick Brossia; great-grandchildren: Trynnity and Serennity. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Gene Wright; sisters: Evelyn Current, Eileen Diehl, Barbara Chamberlain and Caroline Wright. Jerry retired as a Die Maker from D.S. Brown after 42 years. He was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist in North Baltimore and attended the Estero United Methodist Church while wintering in Florida. Jerry enjoyed wintering in Florida, playing volleyball and horseshoes. He was a long time little league baseball coach, and loved attending his grandchildren's sporting and musical events. A private family funeral service will be held at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore. Burial will be in New Maplewood Cemetery, North Baltimore. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Bridge Hospice Care Center and/or Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist. Online condolences may be expressed

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    Bridge Hospice Care Center


    Good Shepherd United Methodist Church -
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    119 W Broadway Street
    North Baltimore, Ohio 45872

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To : Ruth Ann and family
Date :Wednesday, September 30th 2020
From : Ned and Sharon
Ruth Ann we are so sorry to hear about Jerry, We have been frinds for many years.He was so much fun to be around. Our favorite memory of many is The Down Spout~!!

To : RuthAnn and Family
Date :Wednesday, September 30th 2020
From : Denise Flis
My heart goes out to you all. May you find comfort and peace knowing Jerry is at peace.

To : Ruth Ann and Family
Date :Wednesday, September 30th 2020
From : Mark Voni Detamore
We are so sorry for your loss. He was such a fun and friendly guy who was loved by many. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

To : RuthAnn and family
Date :Wednesday, September 30th 2020
From : Joan and Terry Friess
so very sorry for your loss. Jerry was a great guy! Hugs and prayers for comfort!

To : Ruth Ann
Date :Wednesday, September 30th 2020
From : John and Jodi Wunch
So sorry to hear about Jerry passing. Your husband was always so kind and friendly to us. We will miss seeing his smiling face in Riverwoods.

To : Jeff and Amy Wright
Date :Wednesday, September 30th 2020
From : Chris Greenlese
You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Here if needed.

To : The Wright family
Date :Thursday, October 1st 2020
From : Gary Swope
Lots of fond memories over the years. Whenever I would run into Jerry he was always pleasant to talk with and always brought a smile to my face. A great man. He will be missed by all.

To : Ruth Ann and family
Date :Thursday, October 1st 2020
From : Kathy Krystyniak
My sincere sympathy to you and your family in the passing of Jerry. Here in Riverwoods he will truly be missed.I will miss seeing hime riding his bike around the park and checking up on you as you exercise with us in the pool. May you find peace and strength.

To : Jeff and Amy
Date :Thursday, October 1st 2020
From : Brenda Grace Endicott
So sorry for your loss.

To : Ruth Ann
Date :Thursday, October 1st 2020
From : Phil and Mary Jo Boal
We were so sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. He used to visit in the Puppy Plantation . We enjoyed hearing about dogs he had loved. He was always kind and pleasant.

To : Ruthann Wright
Date :Thursday, October 1st 2020
From : Judy Meyer
Ken text me yesterday about Jerry. So sorry for your loss. Will keep you & family in my prayers.

To : Ruth Ann Wright
Date :Thursday, October 1st 2020
From : Eileen Borer Bruning Schuerman
Dear Ruth Ann, this is Eileen Schuerman, was Bruning when we worked at the Financial Aid Office at BGSU. It was sad to see Jerry's obituary in the Sentinel today. Please accept my sympathy. On a lighter note, think about the fun times we had at BGSU. I remember Mark and I going to stock car races with you and Jerry in 1965 or 1966. Hope you are doing fine. Keep yourself busy and in touch with family and friends. An old co-worker, Eileen

To : Ruth Ann and family
Date :Thursday, October 1st 2020
From : EdRenee and Brittany Vanaman
So sorry to hear about Jerry’s passing! He always had a smile on his face and Ed really enjoyed working with him! Sending prayers and hugs to you and your family at this difficult time! ❤️🤗

To : Ruth Ann
Date :Thursday, October 1st 2020
From : Mike Deahl
What a great guy you had. He will be missed by many.

To : Ruth Ann and family
Date :Thursday, October 1st 2020
From : Mary Lockmiller Henderson
I am so sorry for your loss! I will always remember Jerry for his sense of humor. God bless and keep all of you.

To : The family of Jerry Wright
Date :Saturday, October 3rd 2020
From : Craig Deffenbaugh
I had the pleasure of working for Jerry in the die shop when I was as he called me, a "young buck". I have so many great memories of those days. He was a great American.
May God bless your family in this time of loss.
Craig Deffenbaugh

To : Ruth Ann and Family
Date :Monday, October 5th 2020
From : Cindy Stubbins Wenz
I was SO sorry to hear about Jerry! I know my parents had many great times with you both! He was so FUN to be around and always had me laughing! My thoughts and prayers are with you all! Take Care!

To : Ruth Ann Wright and Sons
Date :Tuesday, October 6th 2020
From : Bob and Janice Fetcko
We were sad to hear of Jerry's passing. He always spoke to us when we saw him in Riverwoods. He was a nice guy and will be missed by all who knew him. Our sincere sympathy.

To : Ruthann
Date :Thursday, October 15th 2020
From : Jim and vicky
Just found out about Jerry. So sorry but know you carried quite a burden. Our thoughts are with you. Stop by.