BRECHAK, Gerald "Jerry", 80 of Dayton, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2020. Gerald was born to Conrad and Rose (Skrha) Brechak, who precede him in death, also preceding him are his brother Richard Brechak and longtime friend Joanne Hensley.
Jerry leaves to cherish his memory, his son Barry Brechak, Nashville, TN, daughter and son-in-law Karen and Randolph LaBonte, granddaughter Jillian LaBonte of Boston, MA. Also surviving are friends Ginny Brechak, Bob Park, Betty and Dan Gould all of Dayton, numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
Jerry was a 1957 graduate of Chaminade High School, he proudly served in the US Army with a tour in Korea and was an Honor Guard at Ft. Meade. He retired from Mound Lab where he was a corporate photographer, and was a member of American Legion Post 668, Vandalia. Jerry was an avid bowler, loved all sports and was an accomplished baseball player in his youth.
There will be a Gathering of Family and Friends, Thursday, July 2, 2020 at NEWCOMER CREMATIONS, FUNERALS & RECEPTIONS, Dayton North Chapel, 4104 Needmore Road, Dayton starting at 12:30 pm, followed by a Celebration of his life at 1:30 pm with Pastor Andrew Brewster presiding. Burial will follow in Forest Hills Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers a donation in memory of Jerry may be made to: American Legion Post 668, Vandalia or The Area on Aging, PSA 2, 40 West Second Street, Suite 400, Dayton, Ohio 45402. To share a memory of Jerry or leave a special message for his family, please click the share memories tab above.