Gerald “Jerry” Dormady
Wednesday, April 29, 1942
Date of Death:
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
77 years old
Gerald “Jerry” Dormady
Gerald Curtis Dormady, age 77 of Rochester, passed away on Wednesday March 12, 2020 at St. Methodist Hospital. He was born on April 29, 1942 in Rochester to Herbert and Jeanette (Schneberger) Dormady.
Jerry graduated from John Marshal High School in 1961. On February 12, 1966 he married Patricia Ann Ruesink. They later went their separate ways.
In 1964, Jerry joined the Air Force, serving for nearly 22 years. He was stationed across the world during his time in the Military. After his retirement from the Air Force in 1985, Jerry worked as a civilian Food Service Contractor providing service to the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines. He later returned to Rochester and in 2015, he began working with R+S Transport-Kids on the Go.
Gerald was an avid baker who loved to dazzle his family, friends and local businesses with his award-winning cookies and candies. His baking skills were enjoyed by readers of the Post Bulletin in the annual Christmas cookies contest.
He is survived by his children, Bradley (Kim) Dormady of Sacramento, CA and his daughter Jennifer (Roger) Rouse of Alameda, CA; siblings, Kathleen (Marvin) Smith of Rochester, Bryan Dormady of Rochester, Janice (Loren) Poldervaard of Spring Valley and Dennis (Char) Dormady of Rochester; grandchildren Branddon (Shantel) Dormady, Deonna Smisek, Destanee Ballinger and one great grandson, Benjamin Dormady. He is preceded in death by his parents.
A visitation will be held from 1:00pm-3:30pm on Monday, March 16th, 2020 at the River Park Chapel, Macken Funeral Home. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Grandview Memorial Gardens in Rochester.
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To the Family of Jerry Dormady
I was a classmate of Jerry's at John Marshall High School class of 1961. He was a kind person and will more recently be remembered as "The Cookie Man". After the article about his generous gift of providing cookies to individuals and organizations appeared in the Rochester Post Bulletin, I sent him a note expressing appreciation for his kindness.
On behalf of the JM class of 1961, we express our condolences to his family.
Dianne Lifto Schjolberg