Robert John Jerrykitz “Jerr”, age 72,of Torrington began a new journey beyond this earth as of Wednesday, February 21st 2018.
He left a trail of dreams, ideas, inspiration, and experiences brought into being by his imagination. He is predeceased by his mother Maryanne Bozenski Jerrykitz and father Stanley Jerrykitz. They raised him in a loving home in Torrington, where his father and uncle Edward were co-owners of The Jerrykitz Market. He was a graduate of Torrington High School, class of 1965, attended Post Junior College in Waterbury CT for business, and was in The United States Air Force Reserve.He had worked as a computer programer for Aetna, and upon retirement was a Senior Program Analyst for The State of Connecticut at UConn Health Center.
His talents were many, and he thoroughly enjoyed keeping himself and his son Jason busy with various creative projects. He enjoyed fishing, skiing, riding his motorcycle, and camping at Cape Cod. He was a Life Member of Torrington Elks Lodge, passionate about history, and fondly thought of as “the answer guy”.
Robert is survived by his son, Jason, daughter in-law, Susan, granddaughters, Sage and Carly, and his faithful beagle, Hunter. They express their gratitude to family and his lifelong friends who continue to guide them with love and support.
A time of gathering will be held at Phalen Funeral Home 285 Migeon Avenue Torrington,CT 06790 from 10AM-12 Noon Saturday March 3rd, 2018.
Memorial Contributions can be made to Carl Bozenski Christmas Village c/o Torrington Recreation Dept. 153 South Main Street, Torrington CT 06790