Jerome (Jerry) Kruman 1930 - 2020

Jerry (Jerome) Kruman, aged 90, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 14, 2020, surrounded by his family. Born April 24, 1930 in Pittsburgh, PA, he spent the majority of his life in both New York and Florida. Loving husband of Anita for 61 years. And throughout his life was the family handyman, entertainer, and cook. Cherished father of Rhonda (Randy Kertesz), Jeff (Lynda) and Ivy (David Cohen). Adored grandfather of Jacob, Alyssa, Max and Eli. Step-grandfather of Daryl (Kerry), Michael (Leslie) and Heather (Greg); step-great-grandfather of Lily, Marin, Ella and Averie. A simple, sweet and delightful guy to be around, he told stories and jokes like no other! He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Many will laugh less without him!

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any donations be made to the charity or organization of your choice.

Due to covid, no shiva will be observed.


Graveside Service

Friday, December 18th 2020 at 11:00 AM
New Montefiore Cemetery
1180 Wellwood Avenue
West Babylon, NY 11704
(631) 249-2016


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    Richard Haber says

    May he Rest In Peace . The man who could build anything with his two hands .

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    Juanita says

    My heart goes out to you, Anita, Ivy, Jeff and the rest of your family. I am very sorry for your loss, Jerry was such a nice, funny human being. I still remember his emails full of jokes! In this time of sorrow, I want you to know that my thought and prayers are with you.I can’t possibly imagine what you feel right now, but if there’s anything I can do to ease your pain, I will gladly do it, all you have to do is call!
    This was my favorite jokes he sent… An elderly couple had just learned how to send text messages on their mobile phones.

    The wife was a romantic type and the husband was more of a no-nonsense guy.

    One afternoon the wife went out to meet a friend for coffee.

    She decided to send her husband a romantic text message and she wrote:
    “If you are sleeping, send me your dreams. If you are laughing, send me your smile.
    If you are eating, send me a bite. If you are drinking, send me a sip. If you are crying, send me your tears…….
    I love you.”

    The husband texted back to her:

    “I’m on the toilet. Please advise.”

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    Larry and Roni Gaboury says

    Dear Anita and family,
    Larry and I have no words that seem adequate enough to express our feelings during this sad time. We will always remember Jerry with affection… his unique sense of humor, his ability to make others laugh, and lastly, his uncanny ability to fix anything that come his way. Most of all he was a truly good guy through and through. We loved him.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Love, Larry and Roni

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    Gary Schechter says

    Rhonda and family,

    So sorry to hear of the loss of Jerry. I met him a few times and still remember his warm smile, cheery attitude and hearty laugh. I’m sure you will all miss that, but will also take solace in all the wonderful memories you will keep.

    Our Deepest sympathy,

    Gary Schechter & Rose-Ellen Myers

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