Gerald “Jerry” Lee Lollock age 82, fourth son of Walter and Nellie Lollock, passed quietly on May 19, 2021 at his residence at Villa Saratoga, California. Jerry was born May 13, 1939 in Chicago. August 2, 1961 Jerry joined the religious order of Franciscan Brothers. He remained there until May 1965. Jerry then found work at the post office in Chicago. A year later he transferred to the San Francisco post office. Altogether, Jerry had almost 40 years working at the post office.
Jerry’s parents, Walter and Nellie, immigrated separately from Ukraine / Poland and married here in the United States and settled in the Chicago area to raise their family.
Jerry’s oldest brother, Edward and wife Therese (Wittle). Their children Mark, JoAnne Gianoli (John), Debbie Varga (Tom), Donna Kobar (Dave), Greg (Lori) and Steven (Connie).
Edward’s second wife Wilma and her children Tom Roach (Marge), Jim Roach (Jeanette), Mary (Keith) Panik, Rob (Sandy) Roach, and Suze (Dave) Jones.
Brother Robert and wife Bette. Their children Nancy, Darrell (Marianne Mordock), Gary Lollock.
Jerry’s brother Don and wife Kathy are retired and live in Santa Rosa. Their children are Michelle Hoekstra (Bart), and Lisa Lollock.
Jerry’s only sister Marlene “Joy” Carrier (Roland) are retired and live in Los Gatos, CA. Their children are Christopher (Gabriela), Michael (Dahlia), Stephen (Rebekah), and Anna Keith (Jason).
Jerry lived an exciting life of work and exercise. He loved his work and his walking, hiking, and later running marathons. He also loved all of his nephews and nieces. He would travel to their homes to spend vacations with them. He would accept and encourage all teasing and laughter from the youth. Jerry was the ideal uncle.
Jerry had a passion for sports, especially baseball. He was a forever Cubs fan. His memory of all statistics of baseball and football were amazing. When possible, he would bring his nieces and nephews to sporting events. They would arrive early for batting practice, hope for the opportunity for catching a ball, and all would go home with a forever memory and a souvenir.
Jerry was known for his work ethic and his team building efforts. He normally worked the 3 to 11 shift and before he would leave each evening, he would give his “performance” that would take about one minute. “…and now …” Jerry would go through the antics of a basketball play, describing each part of the play, and all the workers would cheer as Jerry would complete the performance and make the basket.
Jerry lived in San Francisco apartment with one of the best views of the Golden Gate Bridge from his living room window. Jerry so loved that view.
Jerry’s other passion was to hike the mountain trails. He loved and hiked most all the trails in the local parks and some parks many miles away. Some of his hikes were twenty miles long or more. Some vacations were also opportunities to travel to parks and hike the new mountain trails.
Over the years Jerry also took up jogging, and he completed an occasional marathon.
Jerry was known for his love of God, his time at St. Anthony’s kitchen, working with the Handy Capables, his passion for hiking, his love for his nieces and nephews. He was well loved by all who knew him and will be dearly missed. The Chicago Cubs have lost their most avid sports fan.
Jerry will be interred at Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma, California, within view of a high school sports field.
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