Gerald G. Pellon Issue Date: July 5, 2018
Gerald G. "Jerry" Pellon, 93, passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Westmont Woods Nursing Home in Johnstown, Pa.
Born Oct. 20, 1924 in Marinette, to Wilfred and Alma Pellon, he was raised and lived most of his life in Michigan Upper Peninsula.
He and his wife, Lorna lived on 22nd Ave in Menominee and were close to their neighbors there, especially Deb and Brian Chouinard. He worked at Scott Paper Co. from April 1957 and became manager of the Finishing Department until retiring in 1983.
An avid Packer fan, he spoke about attending the "Ice Bowl game". He was a happy, go-lucky, fun loving guy who never complained or spoke an angry word. He loved to eat, golf, travel, listen to music, watch old movies and was a good dancer.
He enjoyed wintering in Florida and was always in skits put on in the RV Park Resort shows, playing a priest or his version of Tim Conway's "Dorf on golf" and anything else to get a laugh. A devoted, fun loving, generous husband, step-father and friend, he will be missed by all.
A World War II Air Force veteran serving in Europe, he was a member of the Menominee American Legion Post 146 and Menominee VFW Post 1887.
He is survived by his second wife of 18 years, D. Jean Holt-Pellon of Johnstown, Pa., a sister, Loretta Eck, Menominee, Mi.; a nephew, Keith (Sue) Felmer of Cecil; a grand-niece, Laura Felmer-LeCaptain (husband, Curt) and their children; a step-daughter, Nancy Holt-Moore and her sons, Shawn Moore and Jeff (Jill) Moore and their children; a step-son, Dr. James B. (Heidi) Holt and their sons, Andrew and Austin, of Buford, Ga.; Tim and Tom Dessart, who were like family to him and the extended Dessart family.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, three sisters and his first wife of 47 years, Lorna Ludke-Pellon.
Per his request, there will be no viewing or service in Pennsylvania. His remains will be returned to Anderson Kell Funeral Home in Menominee. A graveside service will be held at Glenwood Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Marinette on Tuesday, July 10 at 10:30 a.m. Deacon Steve Gretzinger will officiate with Military Honors conducted by the Military 20 Year Club.
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