- 61 years old
- Date of birth: May 28, 1953
- Place of birth:
Wilmington, Delaware, United States
- Date of passing: Dec 31, 2014
- Place of passing:
Newark, Delaware, United States
|There is never enough conversations,tears laughs,arguments, pictures. Never enough. Time moves too fast in a blink its gone. Remember the good times with Jerry. Pass them along. With these moments shared, He will live on.|
Gerald Reilly Jr. was a good man. A Father,Brother,Son,Uncle,and Friend- Please feel free to leave a message,story,photo,music,or video to continue his legacy and keep the memory of him alive for all to see...
"Jerry, I cannot believe it's been 2 years already. You're missed by so many, especially your son, Justin. He's had a tough couple of years, but with the courage and wisdom you instilled in him, he is moving forward. Please watch over him and guide him through the next phase of his life."
"Well this time of year is here. When all the "smiles" of the holidays start to fade and the new year is coming upon us all so quickly. When all our wrongs can be righted and we can start a new. I sit here tonight reflecting thinking of you so much. How bad I've needed you this past month but forgot to stop and remember your still here Your here in photos and songs and I even felt you this morning as I was drinking my coffee black. Your all around and I just have to keep reminding myself of that. When I lose my way or need your guidance. I just have to look around. Please guide me to remold my future pops! I love you buddy!! I miss you"
"Missing you today and everyday Jerry. Seems like only yesterday we were listening to music and solving the world's problems. You were truly my best friend and I miss our times together."
"Happy Birthday Jerry, you would be amazed at how much Justin has achieved over the past year or so. You would be so proud, as you always were. You give him the strength and perseverance to move forward with his dreams. We all miss you a lot. Nana says Happy Birthday and misses you very much."
"Happy Birthday buddy!!!! I was just in Wildwood and visited all our old spots... ( I wish you were here to see all ive achieved and to guide me into the future ) I feel that you are here though as times get tough and I need you the most. I get an overwhelming feeling strength to push forward and I believe it's from you! I love you Pops!!!!!"
"Happy Birthday Jerry. Boy would you live this weather today beach weather. Love and miss you soooo much"
"Love you Dad...."
"miss you today and every day Jerry."
"Missing you today.....its not any different from any other ordinary day. I've missed you every day since I said goodbye... I'm so glad we made memories and so so many phone calls memories. Thank you for always taking care of me and being the ultimate Big Brother for me. That's what I remember the most. Love you every single day. xoxo :("
"Jerry I miss you every single day. I miss your voice but I can still hear it in my head. I miss our talks but can always find our conversations tucked away in my heart. Its just not the same here on earth without you. :(("
Even though you are no longer with us, I just wanted to say "Happy Birthday". I hope you are celebrating in Heaven today. The healing process for Justin continues, and will for a very long time. As people say, only 'time' will heal the pain, but the memories will last forever. That is so true. You would be so proud of him, Jerry. He has put together such a grand memorial for you and continues to add pictures and music as much as possible. It's a wonderful thing, and I commend Justin for doing such a great job while his heart is in such pain over losing you. You were a good Dad, and will never be forgotten. Again, Happy Birthday Jerry, until we all meet again..."
The pain of losing you has far from faded. Daily I am reminded of you. Glimpses of our past together shoot through my mind. I see people driving in your type of car and for a minute I pause and think its you. I hear songs all the time that remind me of the good times. I find pictures I never knew i had tucked away in boxes. I add them to this site, thinking maybe it will help me or maybe it will give some type of happiness to others. But only so slightly does it seem to help. Nothing really helps to heal but time I'm told.
It has been so hard not being able to call you daily on lunch breaks, Or while I'm out on the road for work. Ive stopped myself so many times from dialing your number. I still have this void every weekend that comes along. Like I'm still awaiting your arrival on Saturdays or Sundays to get together for breakfast. Or to cut the grass and or starting a home improvement project. I still listen to your message on my phone that says you will be over this weekend. The weekend that never came to be. Sometimes I just think I'm losing it. Then one of the last things you told me ever pops in my head. Remember -
"This to shall pass". Sonny! I'm proud of you and all you've done - Move on.. get healthy , have children, stay happy in your marriage do whatever it takes, and if this heaven thing is real, I'll see you again one day. I remember this exact statement you told me as I was holding back tears in your last days. Reflecting on this statement helps me heal and gets me motivated to accomplish daily tasks.
As summer slowly approaches I suspect the pain of loss will increase. As the warmer months were always filled with special memories. I will continue the attempt to self heal ,enjoy the sunny days with a smile as you told me to. Try to reconnect the pieces in my life that left me so broken after you departed. I suppose one day the hurt will subside a little inside. Just knowing you are now without pain, without rules and your soul is free to do as it pleases - helps. My only request is for you to continue to watch over myself and others. Help guide us through this crazy world until we meet again one day.
**Here I am leaving a note on a computer. Thinking you will hear my thoughts portrayed through the white noise of technology. As silly as this seems I guess it does help.. Rest Easy Dad. One day we will meet again. Love, Your Son Justin..."
"This is awesome, I love it, great memorial for your Dad."
"Miss you more and more each day.Great pictures and music he would have loved it.He will live on through all that loved him and you."
"This memorial for your Dad is just amazing. It is a great place for those who knew him to express their feelings and thoughts. Great job! Your Dad was a good man and caring father. He loved you dearly, and I know he is watching over you every day. Keep him in your heart always.""
"He was always one of he good guys.He would've helped anyone or given them the shirt off his back. Love him and miss him very much. This is a very nice website Justin."
"This site is designed to be a celebration of Jerry's life. It will be updated as I gather more photos,music and stories. Please remember to leave a few words, upload pictures, music or stories of your own. Check back time to time for updates. He was a great father and will be missed more than i could ever express. With that in mind. I intend to build upon his story with family and friends help so we all have a place to reflect on the good times.
This site will be up forever unlike other temporary memorial sites.Thank you for your kind thoughts."
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