Jerry Lee Dussinger, 70, of Lancaster, went peacefully to be with the Lord on November 19, 2015.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Cindy, their daughter, Juli Schafer, wife of Leonard Schafer, granddaughter, Abby (Virginia), sister, Eleanor Glick (Lancaster) and brother, Jay Dussinger (Florida.)
He was preceded in death by a brother, Frank Dussinger (Lancaster.)
He was born in Lancaster to the late Walter and Velma Dussinger, and graduated from Conestoga Valley High School. He worked at Jones Pontiac Honda for over 40 years as a car salesman and manager. As a young man Jerry was a band’s lead singer, card shark and quoit player. He was also a member of the Lancaster Cosmopolitan Club. After retirement, he looked forward to spending time with his family and friends from high school and the gym. He was a member of Wayside Presbyterian Church. And everywhere he went somebody knew Jerry.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Memorial Service at Wayside Presbyterian: 600 Stony Battery Road, Landisville, PA on Saturday, Nov. 28 at 11am. Friends may greet the family from 10 am until the time of the service. Interment will be immediately following at the Memorial Garden behind the church.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to Wayside Presbyterian.
It is sad to no longer see Jerry at HARC, but even sadder to not see you Cindy. I hope you are at peace and doing well.
I am sorry for your loss. Jerry was always a friendly,familiar face at the Hempfield Rec. pool and I enjoyed chatting with him. My sincere sympathy to his family.
Jerry was a classmate at CV, class of 63. What a fun guy to be around. We had so many good times together. His personally lead him to a career in the world of sales, and what a good one he was. Will sure miss him at future reunions but am confident that he will spread laughter, love and joy to all who join him in a better place. Peace be with all who mourn his passing.
Darryl Breniser ( A former classmate)
To Jerry’s family,
I always remember Jerry through school as very outgoing-always laughing or smiling. I have managed to make it back to PA from CT and other places we’ve lived for most of the reunions. So I have kept up with the lives of people in that way. Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. The description of Jerry’s life in the obituary described him just the way I remember him. He will be missed by many, but will remain in everyone’s heart. It is a wonderful thing for family and friends to know that your loved one’s life touched so many. All who knew him can honor and remember Jerry by living every day to the fullest, finding the joy in life, and spreading love and kindness to all.
God’s blessings to all of you during this time of mourning and always,
The Reverend B. Joanne Myer
(class of 1963)
Dear Cindy & Julie,
John and I want you both to know how sorry we are that Jerry is no longer with you both. He was a very good friend and when we come to PA we will get together Cindy and talk about the good times we all had together. I have a strong faith as you do, so we both know he is in a better place then we are! I know he will be you and Julie’s guardian angel and will be watching over you both. Take care and call when you are up to it and I will call when we come up on December 11. Our love, prayers and thoughts are with you both. Love John & Gerry
Sorry for your loss. If you need someone to sit with you in church in the coming months, let me know.
So sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. I have many pleasant memories chatting with him at the YMCA. Also purchased an Accord from him in 2007 which I am still driving!
Jerry was always full of life and fun to be around in high school. He helped to make my Father’s participation in the Cosmopolitan Club a very enjoyable period in his later years. Sorry to about his passing. Our condolences.
Bob and Wendy
My thoughts and prayers go out to Jerry’s family. He was a very sweet man and I enjoyed chatting with him at the Hempfield Rec. I will surely miss him.
My deepest sympathy,
Sorry to hear of your husbands passing. Wishing you comfort. With sympathy, Linda Patterson
I was in Jerry’s high school class. He was a guy who made people smile. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to have a few laughs with him. Dave
Jerry was a good friend. I talked to him every day at the Hempfield Rec Center. He always asked me to get him car wash coupons from Lancaster Toyota. I will miss him very much.
I saw Jerry at Lancaster General is his room on Wednesday. I said a special prayer for him and his family that day. I feel certain he is with God and I will
continue to pray for him everyday.
My deepest sympathy