GERALD ANDRE ESTWICK
June 4, 1947 -January 12, 2023
Gerald Andre Estwick, (Jerry ) to friends and family, was born on June 4, 1947 in New York City. Jerry was the first born of Eleanor Estwick. Jerry lived most of his life in NYC. He attended Church of the Resurrection Elementary School in Manhattan and graduated from Bronx Vocational High School. A veteran of the United States Army, Jerry served his country in Vietnam. After discharge from the Army, Jerry went to work as a draftsman at Western Electric, the arm of the telephone company that tested everything that the phone company bought and or used. While at Western Electric, he moved from the drafting department to quality assurance and became an in-house inspector. Jerry remained with Western Electric until the break up of Ma Bell when he transferred to The New York Telephone Company. During his employment with the telephone company, Jerry earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Mercy College. Jerry moved to a management position in the quality assurance division. He remained with the phone company through its transition to Verizon . During his many years with Verizon, he was involved with multiple charity programs sponsored by the company, as well as in house organizations to assist women and minorities in the workplace. Jerry retired from Verizon in 1999 and in 2010 he moved with his wife, Joan, to Aynor, South Carolina. Jerry met his wife in the neighborhood in which they both lived. After dating for several years, they married and had two children, Gerald Joseph and JhaNette Michelle. Jerry is survived by Joan,his wife of 53 years, their son, Gerald (Ingrid); daughter, JhaNette Rivera (Jose, deceased); his beloved granddaughters, Dana and Maira Rivera and Sabrina Estwick; his sisters, Saundra Estwick and Karen Estwick Paul; sister-in-law, Claffertene Nystrom (Michael); brother-in-law, Christopher Small (Jacqueline); his nieces and nephews: Teena Small, Lloyd Jenkins, Tanya Cheeks Wood, Danielle Estwick, Keisha Estwick Seals, Kendall Moran (C0rey), Kari Estwick, Anane Estwick and Dwayne Paul, and several grandnieces and grandnephews. Also left to mourn Jerry's loss are multiple in-laws that have become friends over the years, who have provided love, caring, and appreciated assistance, especially Elmer Holmes, James and Patricia Lee, George and Cindy Livingston, and a host of others too numerous to mention, and special friends Glenn Loveless and Bill Saxton.
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