Geraldine "Jerry" Weaver
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 from 6 pm to 8 pm
Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home
Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 11:00 am
Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home
Geraldine “Jerry” Elsie (Smollar) Weaver, 82, of Pompano Beach, FL, passed away on November 13th.
Born on March 18, 1937 in Washington, Pennsylvania; she was the daughter of the late Anthony Jacob Smollar and Louise Eva (Ozana) Smollar. In addition to her parents, she was proceeded in death by her siblings: Louise Peterson, Ottilia MacDonell and Ernest Smollar.
Jerry’s husband of 39 years, Allen David Weaver, had passed away in 1996. She is survived by three daughters: Deborah K. Poole of Big Spring, MD; Annette G. Mummert and Darlene L. Sherman (Rodney) both of Hagerstown, MD. In addition to her children, she is survived by one granddaughter, Nicole Marie Sherman, of Hagerstown and a first cousin, Mark Ozana of Saginaw, MI.
Most of Jerry’s childhood was spent in Four States, West Virginia. She graduated from Monongah High School in Monongah, WV. After graduating from high school, Jerry attended and graduated from the Maryland Medical Secretarial School in Hagerstown, MD. While attending school, she met her husband. After graduating from school, she was employed by the US government Walter Reed Medical Hospital in Washington, DC until her marriage to Allen. After marrying Allen, she became a homemaker and they lived in Hagerstown. A few years after Allen’s death, she moved to Pompano Beach, FL.
Jerry had a very full and vivacious life; she would always brighten up a room with her beautiful smile and as a result, her friends nicknamed her the “Sunshine Girl”. She enjoyed spending time at the beach, shopping, playing bingo and socializing with her many friends. She loved to dance, volunteer, travel, spend time to help friends and most important of all, enjoyed and treasured her time she spent with her family. Jerry became an avid golfer after Allen’s death and was very proud of the fact that she could play from the men’s tee boxes instead of the woman’s boxes. In her younger years, she played the trumpet and baritone in her high school band and was on a bowling league. She always attended every activity that her children were involved with and was their biggest cheerleader and supporter.
During Jerry’s time spent in Florida, she modeled for various organizations and in 2014, she was selected by the Miami Fashion Board as the best overall model. She served several years as a golf course marshal for The Honda Classic PGA Tour held at the PGA National Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens, FL and the Nike South Florida Classic in Pompano Beach, FL.
She was a member of Christ Lutheran Evangelical Church in Hagerstown for 53 years. While in Florida, she became a member of the US Navy League of Broward County, FL, an associate member and a doe of the Pompano Beach Elks Club and associate member of Christ Church, Coral Springs, FL. Also, she held other memberships with the Chambersburg, PA Elks Club, the Hagerstown Moose Club and the North American Rod and Gun Club, Hagerstown, MD.
Family and Friends are welcomed for a visitation on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 from 6pm to 8pm at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home located at 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD. The funeral service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home at 11am on Thursday, November 21, 2019. Interment will follow at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.
Memorial donations in Jerry’s memory can be made directly to Christ Lutheran Evangelical Church (216 N Cleveland Avenue, Hagerstown, MD 21740) and Humane Society of Washington County (13011 Maugansville Rd., Hagerstown, MD 21740).
Loved the video. Thanks for coming to Coral Springs church today. Your mom was so full of life - what an inspiration. I especially remember feeding the homeless with her on Broward Blvd. She will be missed. The Chrismons you both created are a lasting memory. Thank you. Hope to see you again soon. Blessings, diane neralic
Coral Springs, Florida
Deb and family: Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Know youa re all in our thoughts and prayers. Jerry will be missed by the pool at 4100. Bob and Patti Morrison
Patti and Bob Morrison
DEERFIELD BEACH, Florida
Darlene and family, My sincerest condolences on the loss of your beautiful mother. May warm memories comfort you at this difficult time.
So sorry for the loss of such a strong, giving and beautiful person.
So sorry to hear of her passing, I'm sure she will be missed greatly by her family. She was a very vibrant person and full of life.
Bel Air, MD
While we never had the privilege of meeting Jerry, we can see what a Grace filled and loving Mother she was through the Joy and Love filled hearts of her children and granddaughter. May God's Grace and Peace bring comfort to you during this difficult time. James & Marleny
James and Marleny Tager
Mount Airy, MD
Deb and family, Iam so sorry for your loss, may God comfort you as you go through the comjng days and cherish all the fun times.
We have fond memories of Jerry's love for dance, and for good times. She also enjoyed her family times. With deepest sympathy, - Donna Messer - Ed Messer
Donna and Edward Messer
Falling Waters, West Virginia
My condolences to her daughters
She was a bright vivacious star in our world, always laughing and always happy. I will miss her so much. My heart goes out to her family and may they find peace in the fact she was loved by all.
Darlene/Rod/Nicole - so sorry for your loss, sending all my love and prayers to your family Miss you Linda, Justin and Jake
Please accept my sympathy. I did not meet Jerry until 2013, but subsequent to that I found her to be everything that people have attributed to her. She will be missed by everyone including me.
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Deb Our condolences to you and your family. Our prayers go out to you. Just remember she is now at peace. Jean & Ken
Jean and Ken garrity
PompNo beach, Fl
My condolences to all her family and many friends. She and I and Martha used to go to bingo, fairs, and lots of dances especially at York PA. She was a ray of sunshine, always nicely dressed, a sophisticated lady, a great example of fitness and a good friend to have. I miss her but have many fun memories to think about. She was always the active, helpful, energetic spirit. A joy and a pleasure to have known. COLETTE
My you all find peace knowing that Mother Weaver was a fighter. No more pain and suffering.
Temple Hills, MD