Gerald Willis

unknown - June 14, 2012

Gerald “Jerry” Willis, 79, of Camillus, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2012 at Van Duyn Home & Hospital. Born in Nichols, N.Y., on Sunday, Feb. 12, 1933, he was the son of William Edson Willis and Angeline Elizabeth Williams Willis. He lived in Johnson City until moving to Camillus in 2001.
Jerry was a 1951 graduate of Johnson City High School and veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He retired after 35 years with Link Aviation, Inc. in Binghamton and was a faithful servant of our Lord at Westover United Methodist Church in Johnson City.
Surviving are his wife of 51 years, the former Joyce Marie Striley; son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Brenda of Camillus; daughter, Kathy Phelan of Binghamton; grandchildren, Pamela and Seth Willis of Camillus; special brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Donna Willis of Constantia; sister and brother-in-law, Gail and Jim Monk of Hunlock Creek, Pennsylvania; as well as nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff at Van Duyn, especially 4 South, for all their care and compassion.
Relatives and friends called from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, June 18, at the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus. Services followed at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Art Magnuson officiating. Burial was private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Gerald’s memory to WAVES, 202 Bennett Rd., Camillus, NY 13031. Please share condolences at buranichfuneralhome.com.


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