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Gerald Kent "Jerry" Filcher
April 9, 1959 ~ September 23, 2023 (age 64) 64 Years Old
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Bloomingburg, NY - Gerald “Jerry” Kent Filcher passed away due to a tragic car accident on Saturday, September 23, 2023. Jerry was the youngest son born to John and Rose Filcher on April 9, 1959 in Missoula, Montana. He had many happy memories of working and playing on his grandparents’ farm. After graduating high school in Eugene, Oregon, he joined the U.S. Coast Guard, where he proudly served for 23 years as a Corpsman. His career left him with a lifelong love of the sea and an absolute hatred of green peppers. After retiring from the military, he enjoyed a second career as a pharmacy technician. He enjoyed being able to help others in a hospital setting, particularly in complicated pediatric cases and chemotherapy preparations. At the time of his death, Jerry was contemplating his final career move before full retirement. Though he was proud of both his military and civilian service, he was most proud of being a parent and grandparent. He loved his family deeply, and was truly happiest in the presence of his loved ones, particularly while watching a hockey game, repairing a truck, or spending time together outdoors. He was a kind, thoughtful man who always appreciated the opportunity to get to know someone, learn a historical tidbit, or travel to a new place. Jerry is survived by his three adult children, Andrew and his wife Ashley, Shain, and Matthew, and his three grandchildren, Sophia, Nora, and Effie. He is also survived by his older brother, Steven, along with numerous additional extended family members. He is preceded in death by his grandparents and parents. Always a Montana man at heart no matter how far away his travels would take him, his final resting place will be the Western Montana State Veterans Cemetery in Missoula. He will be celebrated through a memorial service on October 19, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. at Whitesitt Funeral Home before being buried with full military honors on October 20, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.whitesittfuneralhome.com.