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Jerry Vance Greer
  • In lieu of flowers, contribution checks may be made payable to either the David LeBrun Memorial Scholarship Fund, The Leukemia Society of America, or Compassionate Care Hospice in Delaware and mailed to the funeral home.

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“It was a blessing for me to be with cousin Jerry in the last days of his life. I have heard of his gental ways and kind heart many times and...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Tim Matherly - Bear, DE

“I have fond memories of Jerry doing his " walking" exercise in Beech Hill. He was never too busy or preoccupied to stop and visit--such a nice,...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Mariyn Morgan - Waller, TX

“Ken and I were so sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. We send our love to you and the family in this rough time. Remember all the good memories that...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Ken and Laura Riale - PA

“Rosie and family, Jerry and I worked together at GM. We had a great trip together several years back when we went to LA for the auto show, touring...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Bill Walukonis - Newark, DE

“Jerry and I first met in elementary school in Kennett. We immediately became friends. We got separated in high school because we went to different...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: ted hazlett - wilmington, DE

“We treasure the time you and Jerry spent with us here in Santa Fe. We have never met a more warm and gentle soul than Jerry and we know that he will...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Marsha and Grergory Lauck - NM

“Rosie and family. Jerry was always one of our good ones. We were pals all through high school. He was so easy going and fun to be friends with. Our...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Diane Amberg Silverman - Newark, DE

“I had the pleasure of working many years with Jerry. I was a supervisor in the finance Dept. and have many fond memories of Jerry. He was always a...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Ronnie L. Beatty - Wilmington, DE

“Rose, Beverly & Woody mentioned Jerry's smile. Though I only got to be around him the last few years, as I think about it, I never, ever saw Jerry...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Mike (& Henrietta) McCroskey - TN

“Rosie, I will be away this weekend, helping a friend with Parkinson's. But you know my heart will be with you and your family. The days ahead will...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Betsy Patterson Patterson - Dover, DE

“Jerry was always smiling whenever we ran into him. We enjoyed his friendship over the years, our time in Bible study years ago when our children...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Beverly & Woody Hartgrove - MD

“I will always treasure and miss the times I shared with Jerry. He and I used to go back and forth about baseball (the Yankees vs. the Orioles)....Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Marguerite - Rising Sun, MD

“So sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. We consider it a privilege to have met him and enjoyed our times together. He was such a "guy". Although we...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Elaine & Lee Holbrook - Colora, MD


Jerry Vance Greer, age 69, of Newark, DE, died peacefully at home after battling chronic lymphocytic leukemia for 13 years. Jerry was born in West Chester, PA on August 16, 1944 to the late Vance E. and Mae (Osborne) Greer.
Jerry graduated in 1962 from Kennett Consolidated High School in Kennett Square, PA. He attended Goldey Beacom College and East Carolina University, and graduated in 1968 from the University of Baltimore in Baltimore, MD with a degree in accounting. He retired in 2004 from the General Motors Assembly Plant in Wilmington, DE, where he worked in the Materials Department. He went on to serve six years as an accountant for Degussa International in Wilmington, DE.
Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Rose (Rosie) Greer, of Newark, DE, and his children, Meredith Greer and her husband Brian Pfohl, of Lewiston, ME, Michael Greer of Charlotte, NC, and Melanie Greer of Newark, DE, and 3 grandchildren, Emily Greer of Bridgeport, WV, and Ellie and Julia Pfohl of Lewiston, ME.
Jerry and Rosie enjoyed traveling. He was very proud to have achieved his long time goal of visiting all 50 states. In addition, they visited Israel, Ireland, Canada, The Bahamas and The Dominican Republic. Jerry was an avid sports fan, especially following the Yankees, college football and local high school football. His greatest pleasure in life was any opportunity to spend time with family and friends. He was the ultimate "people person" seeking to make a connection with anyone he met and forever remembering the details of their lives, interests and experiences, with a memory like a steel trap. It is that quality that endeared him to a wealth of people who considered it an honor and a privilege to know him and count him among their dearest and closest friends.
A visitation will be held 5-8 on Friday, September 6, 2013 at R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A., 111 S. Queen St., Rising Sun, MD 21911. Interment will take place at Brookview Cemetery in Rising Sun at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 7, 2013. Friends and family are invited and encouraged to attend a Celebration of Life Saturday, September 7, 2013 beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Rising Sun Banquet Hall, 300 Biggs Highway, Rising Sun, MD 21911.
In lieu of flowers, contribution checks may be made payable to either the David LeBrun Memorial Scholarship Fund, The Leukemia Society of America, or Compassionate Care Hospice in Delaware and mailed to the funeral home.