May the memory of Gerald "Jerry" live inside our hearts forever. He touched and made a difference in the lives of others, which were many.
  • 72 years old
  • Born on October 5, 1939 in Pennsylvania, United States.
  • Passed away on September 2, 2012 in Hackensack, New Jersey, United States.

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Gerald Havison, 72, born on October 5, 1939 and passed away on September 2, 2012. We will remember him forever.

He was a proud squad leader with the Seabees, MCB9 and served two terms with an Honorable Discharge. Jerry often spoke of his fellow Seabee Brothers with a smile on his face, joy in his heart and the proudness only a Seabee shall know.

Posted by Marilyn Shamonsky on 2nd September 2014
Two years today my dear cousin Jerry. May you REST IN PEACE till we meet again. xxoo Love, Marilyn
Posted by Michelle Jordan on 2nd September 2013
Dear Grandpa Jerry, thinking of you today & always. We miss you so much. Your smile, your laughter...a beautiful man with a most generous heart. ~ Michelle ... xoxo
Posted by Jacqueline Jarema on 2nd September 2013
I miss you and love you so very dearly DaddyCat…remember scrub a dub dub, DaddyCat’s in the tub and the puppies wanted to jump into the bath with you! I miss taking care of you; I even miss managing all of those oxygen tanks. I told you I would master them and I did without blowing up the house or the car! You taught me well. We shall meet in dreams awake. With all my love, BabyCake
Posted by Jacqueline Jarema on 2nd September 2013
your hand that I am talking too much but you loving every minute of it. You were the Father I never had but always wanted and what an awesome Dad you were. All other fathers out there should aspire to be a father like you were.
Posted by Jacqueline Jarema on 2nd September 2013
and walking down the street drunk, TigerLily jumping into your arms [please kiss my little CJ and give her some puppy treats], all of us eating mussels. I miss you DaddyCat, so very much so. I can feel you with me and know you are here but gosh I wish to could hear you laugh, do our little disco dance in the car when driving, talk your ear off with all of my stories and you gesturing with
Posted by Jacqueline Jarema on 2nd September 2013
Well it’s been a year since your passing and I know you are with Toby, and our little TigerLilly, your brothers Uncle Louie, Uncle Harold, and Nephew Stephen. Gosh knows what trouble all of you are getting into! Rubber chickens, hand-held talkies, talking fish from the Sopranos, falling through ceilings with feet dangling as you are about to get paid for a job, Uncle Louie dressed as Santa
Posted by Jacqueline Jarema on 2nd September 2013
bed and watched your breathing…you were starting to take fewer breaths. I threw myself on you and hugged you so very tightly and told you that I would be ok and it was ok to go home to Toby, soon after, you took your last breath and my wish was granted to be there with you when you did…hugging you, kissing your forehead, and holding your hand and yes, sobbing with incredible sorrow.
Posted by Jacqueline Jarema on 2nd September 2013
Dear DaddyCat, at this same exact time last year I spent the night with you in Hackensack at hospice. Sleeping beside you as you labored with your breathing but I knew and so did the nurses that you didn’t feel any pain. While I was sleeping beside you, I dreamed that a voice told me to wake up. I immediately did and heard in the dark silence a loud knock. I got up and walked over to your
Posted by Sherry Salerno on 27th November 2012
Dear Elayne, My deepest sympathy to you and Jackie Its never easy to lose a loved one. I pray God helps you through this difficult time. God bless and may Jerry RIP He will forever be alive in your heart Love Sherry & Donnie
Posted by Elayne Havison on 14th October 2012
For my Loving Husband, I never wanted memories, I only wanted you. Forgetting you never, Loving you always, Your Hon.
Posted by Elayne Havison on 14th October 2012
Ovtober 5,2012 Happy Birthday Honey If I could have a lifetime wish, A dream that would come true, I'd pray to God with all my heart for Yesterday and YOU. All My Love, Your Hon.
Posted by Shannon Walsh on 14th September 2012
Dear Jackie Girl and Elayne, I am soo sorry to hear about Jerry. He was a great guy, always was there whenever granny and I ever needed him. I hope you guys are doing okay during this difficult time. Just know that he is in a better place and always watching down on the both of you! With deepest sympathy, Shannon girl.
Posted by Rich Wozniak on 10th September 2012
Dear Jackie,I'm very sorry for your loss.My deepest sympahys & prayers are with you. Love Richie & Dee
Posted by Harley Fender on 9th September 2012
Too the Family of Gerald Havison; I don't think I ever met Gerry, and that makes me feel that I missed something. I was in MOB 9 in the early 50's, but I don't believe Gerry was there at that time, as he would have been too young. Please except my sincere condolences. He was a Seabee, and that says he was a man that will be missed.
Posted by Jacqueline Jarema on 9th September 2012
Hello, So sorry to hear of Gerrys passing ..I served with your dad in MCB-9 in Vietnam ... I will remember him with that constant smile and the way he made everyone around him want to smile... I never heard him complain about anything and always with that big grin on his face..He will always be in my memories .. R.I.P. my brother till we meet again....Charlie Walker MCB-9 (65-66)
Posted by Vicki McDonnell Cavaseno on 8th September 2012
Jackie- I am so very sorry for your loss. You and your mom are in my thoughts and prayers. Vicki
Posted by Jacqueline Jarema on 8th September 2012
......Continued message from Hospice House of Hackensack..... Dear Elayne, May you always feel Jerry's unique presence in your life and may all those memories that you built together and shared now bring comfort to your sad heart. Much love, Jean Albertson, MSW, LSW and all the staff at Hospice House of Hackensack
Posted by Jacqueline Jarema on 8th September 2012
.....continued message from Hospice House of Hackensack.... Dear Elayne, You and your daughter brought Jerry great joy and a true sense of family. You gave him the gift of yourself and he loved you for it. He was a true hero,a brave soul and he left such a positive mark on the world that he touched. Much love, Jean Albertson, LSW, Hospice
Posted by Jacqueline Jarema on 8th September 2012
Dear Elayne, Words can never really capture the deep sense of loss we all feel as we say "farewell" to your beautiful Jerry - Our hearts, our prayers and our thoughts are with you at this extremely sad time. For 12 years you gave your heart and devotion to your husband. Much love, Jean Albertson, LSW and all the staff at hospice.
Posted by Jacqueline Jarema on 8th September 2012
FROM ALL SEABEE BROTHERS: May you take great comfort in knowing there is one more angel above us. Jerry will be missed by all his Seabee Brothers. God Bless.
Posted by Steven Havison on 7th September 2012
My Uncle Gerrry was more to me then just a uncle he was like a second father, teacher and friend. My father you and Harold were both like fathers to me. I know your destiny is to be with your two brothers. I hope the three of you will leave a candle for me so I can find you in my passing. All my love. -Steve
Posted by Alan Zanger on 7th September 2012
My sincere condolences to the Havison family I am so sorry for your loss. Gerry, I will never forget you and Louie will never forget you. We were quite a team during the time we served with MCB9 1965/66 My flag flies in the wind since the day you passed. RIP Gerry Havison Please go to the gallery and story page for the remembrances I wrote.
Posted by Ike Serviss on 7th September 2012
My deepest condolances to the family of Jerry Havison! It's been nearly fifty years ago in MCB9, we were together and it's seems like yesterday! Gerry you will be remembered forever! The Lord may take your soul, but no one can take away the memories. R.I.P. my friend! Ike Serviss, MCB9 1963-66 Gouverneur,NY/ Leesburg Fl.
Posted by Lewis Chaitov on 7th September 2012
God Bless You I will miss you Lewis Chaitov MCB NINE 1965 to 1966 It is hard to believe you are gone a few of us are getting to meet in OCTOBER you will always be remembered for the good times we had . I will miss you. Lewis Chaitov, MCB 9 Now living in Canada
Posted by Mari Besos on 6th September 2012
Dear Mr. Havsion, My heart has broken into pieces to know of your departure. I will truly miss you and all the stories you use to tell me that made me laugh. I always told you to write a book, but I guess now you can tell all your stories to the angles in heaven. I love you very much... love Maritza from Dr. Ashtyani's Office!!!
Posted by Renee Cooper on 6th September 2012
Ho Jerry! I know you and your brothers are together again. I can hear the laughter. Keep a light burning for me. Love you much. Sister Jerrenee
Posted by Steve Tice on 6th September 2012
Stephen Tice So very sorry for your loss from a fellow Seabee.
Posted by Richard Weidlich on 5th September 2012
Rest in peace Brother.
Posted by Pauline G on 5th September 2012
In the midst of darkness, there can come a great light, At the bottom of despair, there can appear a great Hope, In the act of letting go, there is something to be grasped. In the act of saying "goodbye", there is a "hello" to be heard. Rest in Peace, Gerald.
Posted by Jacqueline Jarema on 5th September 2012
Jackie, My heart felt condolences to you and your family at this time. Stay strong. I know you have been dealing with a lot as of late. Feel free to reach out if you need anything or just want to talk. God Bless. Joe
Posted by Debra Jameson on 4th September 2012
Dear Jackie, My deepest condolences to you and your Mom for the loss of your Dad. Lost mine fifteen years ago and know the sorrow that you are feeling. Stay by your Mom's side for strength and comfort in this difficult time. Love to the both of you, Debbie
Posted by Jacqueline Jarema on 4th September 2012
Very sorry to hear, my condolences to you and your Family. Sincerely, Nick Moceri III, President - Scada Solutions
Posted by Marilyn Shamonsky on 4th September 2012
Dearest Renee, Words cannot express the loss of saying Goodbye to your last surviving brother, Jerry, Thinking of You and Holding you close in Prayer for Strength! BLESSED are those who mourn for they shall be Comforted.... Mathew 5:4 HUGS, Your Cuz, Marilyn
Posted by Melissa Reichert on 4th September 2012
Dear Renee, Gary, Elayne and Jackie, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother, husband and father. My thoughts are with you and I know you will give each other strength. Love to you, Cousin Melissa.
Posted by Jacqueline Jarema on 4th September 2012
Jackie, I am soo sorry for your loss. Know that you and your family will me in my thoughts and prays. I was also sorry to hear about CJ. Hope you are ok. Beth
Posted by Jacqueline Jarema on 4th September 2012
Jackie. I am so sorry for your loss. If their is anything I can do to help please let me know. I am here for you. Love. Maureen
Posted by Jacqueline Jarema on 4th September 2012
Hi Jackie, I just read your email. I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your Mom at this very difficult time. You really felt like part of our family and I am sorry you are hurting now. My Mother also sends her condolences to you and your family. Hugs Jeanmarie
Posted by Jacqueline Jarema on 4th September 2012
Jackie, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your mom. We are sorry for your loss. Love, Linda, Vinny, Nicole & Danielle
Posted by Jacqueline Jarema on 4th September 2012
So sorry to hear the news about your dad. Love & Sympathy Stuart & Cynthia
Posted by Jacqueline Jarema on 4th September 2012
It's a beautiful memorial Jackie . . DaddyCat would really love it. The pictures really capture his spirit and how kind and sweet he was. Love you Marcy
Posted by Jacqueline Jarema on 4th September 2012
So sorry to hear about your dad Jackie. May he rest in peace; my condolences. Take care of yourself and wish my best to your mom. Tiberius
Posted by Jacqueline Jarema on 4th September 2012
My dear Jackie, I am so sorry to hear about Jerry's passing - I was shocked when I read this yesterday. I cannot even imagine what you are going through. I do know that Jerry was lucky to have you for a daughter. I am thinking about you, wishing I were in New Jersey to see you, talk to you, give you a big hug. I am here if you need to talk. Much love, Victoria
Posted by Jacqueline Jarema on 4th September 2012
Kevin J. Carroll: Jacqueline, I am so sorry to hear about your father. He must have been a great man and proud to have a daughter like you. You and your family will be in my prayers. Take care. Love, Kevin
Posted by Jacqueline Jarema on 4th September 2012
Sue Thompson: Hi Jackie, I just read your post. I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. I hope you will find strength in the love you had for each other. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Jacqueline Jarema on 4th September 2012
Jill Weiss Collado: I am sorry to hear about your fathers passing! Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your mom. And I am still sad about CJ. I know that this is an incredibly hard time for you and I just pray that you find strength and your beautiful smile again! ..
Posted by Jacqueline Jarema on 4th September 2012
Martine Bavaro: I am so sorry to read your post. We will pray for you and as hard as it is now trust in God and yourself. We love you.
Posted by Jacqueline Jarema on 4th September 2012
Kenny Blumenfeld: Sorry for all your losses. It's a lot to endure, especially coming so close together. I know you are strong and will make it through fine, but it probably feels like, "oh my god, how can I? I know that feeling extremely well, and all I can say is, you will. Hang in there! Good thoughts your way. Kenny
Posted by Jacqueline Jarema on 4th September 2012
Ann Margaret Kammerer DeMarco: Dear Jackie - I am so sorry for your losses. You and your family are in my prayers and thoughts. Please - if you ever want to talk, vent, scream, cry, or even just gossip :) call me! Stay strong and God bless. Ann-Margaret
Posted by Jacqueline Jarema on 4th September 2012
Christina Lang: Jackie, I am so, so sorry for your loss. You and your mom are in my thoughts. I know from experience that being there for your dads final moments do prove to be a comfort, you will always have that. Take strength from those close to you. You and your mom are in my prayers. Chris
Posted by Jacqueline Jarema on 4th September 2012
John Reffue: Jackie, once again I am so sorry for your loss. I have requested that your Dad's name be read at my church (St. John's Episcopal, Tampa) during all liturgies through next Sunday during prayer for the departed. If you need anything, let me know, OK? Love, John

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