Monday, November 10, 2014

Jerry Stahler Passing

Jerry has crossed the Rainbow Bridge

Jeremiah D. "Jerry" Stahler, 90, of Bluffton, SC and formerly of New York and Lake Ariel, PA died Monday, October 20, 2014 at Hilton Head Hospital. In addition to his loving wife, Rosalie Stahler; he is survived by daughters, Nancy Levering (Jim) of Reynoldsburg, OH and Susan Welsh (Rick) of North Tustin, CA; brother, Vincent Stahler (Betty Jane) of Ocean City, NJ; grandchildren, Amanda Bruce (Joe), Sarah Morris (Kevin), and Matthew Levering (Allison); great-grandchildren, Samantha, Sydney, Madison, Jackson, Charlotte, and Annie; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was the world's best husband, father, and PopPop. He will be very missed by family and his numerous friends. Mr. Stahler was born in Fleetwood, PA on September 6, 1924, the son of the late Paul Stahler and Helen Foose Stahler. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Joe, Rob, and Richard Stahler and his sisters, Carlen Bowen and Ruth Pashley.He was a World War II veteran, serving with the United States Navy and a participant of the Invasions of Normandy and Anzio. He served as a member of the honor guard of President Roosevelt at the Yalta Conference in Russia. Mr. Stahler earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Chicago and then began his engineering career with CBS Television in Philadelphia, PA and later in New York City where he retired as Vice President of Operations. He was a Mason and a member of the Sun City Veterans Club. Throughout his lifetime he was an avid boater and golfer. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 23, 2014 at Church of the Cross, 110 Calhoun Street, Bluffton, SC 29910 with a reception in the Church Parish Hall immediately following. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.