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Gerald O'Leary

August 27, 2017


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O’LEARY, Gerald “Jerry” Edward Of Sebastopol, CA, passed away at Memorial Hospital on August 27, 2017 at the age of 70. Jerry was born in Oakland, CA on April 25, 1947. He served in the Vietnam War. He proudly worked as an Oakland firefighter for 28 years. After retirement he worked as a fire guard at Golden Gate Fields for 16 years. Jerry was truly a family man. He was so proud of his three children and found great joy in spending time with them and his two grandchildren. He, his wife and family spent many hours together enjoying local events and exploring beautiful Sonoma County, their home for 40 years. Some other joys in Jerry’s life was riding rollercoasters, Disneyland, traveling, collecting coins, cooking and having BBQs in the backyard. He loved to engage in fun, interesting and informative conversations with his family, friends, neighbors and firefighting comrades. He liked watching news programs and sports on TV. He was a long time faithful A’s, Raiders and Warriors fan and attended many A’s games. Jerry is survived by his wife of 41 years, Claire O’Leary, children Jenny O’Leary, Patrick (Rachel) O’Leary, and Shannon O’Leary, also his grandchildren Owen and Kaitlyn O’Leary. He will be placed to rest at Pleasant Hills Memorial Park and Mortuary in Sebastopol.