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A retired banker, joined his creator March 22, after a long heroic battle with cancer. A native of Effingham, IL, he was predeceased by his parents Frank, Jr. and Louise Bruver, and survived by Jaime Bertrand.
Jerry earned his B.S. degree from Eastern Illinois University, and served in the National Guard. He began his banking career in Chicago in 1964, moved to California in 1971 for a position with California First Bank, years later he became Vice President /Manager at their Corporate Center. In 1983 he joined Santa Monica Bank as Senior Vice President until it was sold in 1998, when he became Senior Vice President of First Regional Bank. He retired from Union Bank in Brentwood as Senior Vice President.
He was current treasurer of Santa Monica YMCA, and board member for many years, a member of Santa Monica Lions Club for 34 years, serving two terms as president. He also served on Santa Monica College General Advisory Board.
A celebration of Jerry's life will be at 1 pm, April 13 at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 1281 N. Fairfax Ave., West Hollywood CA 90046. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made St Anthony Church, Effingham, IL
Published on April 5, 2019
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