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Obituary for Gerald R. "Jerry" Westlund

Gerald R. "Jerry" Westlund, 87 formerly of Groton, NY died Friday, January 21, 2022 at the Cortland Park Nursing Center.

Born August 15, 1934 in Vancouver, Washington, he was the son of the late Harry and May Fuchek Westlund.
After serving his country with the United States Airforce from 1951 to 1955, he had moved to the area in the mid 50's, where he met and was married for 64 years to the late Helen Fenner Westlund who passed in 2018. He had worked at various places which included Ithaca Gun for 20 years, followed by several years at Monarch and finally retiring from TRW in Union Springs. He had been a member of Carrington- Fuller Post # 800 American Legion in Groton, and had enjoyed bowling, golf and horseshoes. He played cards with the neighbors and family and especially relished the time spent at his family cabin in the Adirondacks.

Surviving him are his children, Michael (Ingrid) Westlund of Ithaca and Arlene Westlund of Homer , 4 granddaughters, Andrea (Jason) Trzaska, Danielle (Martin) Slade, Alison (Darren) Murphy and Abbra DeJesus and and seven grandsons. He is also survived by his sister in law, Sharon Fenner of Freeville . Besides his wife and parents he was predeceased by his brother, Daniel Westlund.

As per Jerry's wishes, services will be private and held at a later date,

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospicare, 170 East King Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850

Zirbel Funeral Home 115 Williams St., Groton NY has care of arrangements.