Gerald R. Fetrow
Published in Patriot-News
on February 7, 2010
Gerald R. Fetrow, 77,
of Harrisburg (Lawnton) passed away suddenly on December 14, 2009, in
The Villages, Florida.
He was born May 6, 1932, in Harrisburg, the son of C. Edward Fetrow, Sr.,
and Frances A. (Kirkessner) Fetrow. He was preceded in death by his parents
and his brother, C. Edward Fetrow, Jr. There are no immediate survivors.
Gerald ("Jerry") graduated from John Harris High School and
received a B.S. degree from Shippensburg College. He was a teacher and
counselor in the Central Dauphin School District for thirty-three years.
While there, he coached baseball, basketball, and golf, having an undefeated
baseball team at Central Dauphin and an undefeated golf team at C.D. East.
Jerry played professional baseball for several years for the White Sox,
Washington, and Philly minor league teams. He also played baseball and
basketball with amateur teams in the Harrisburg area. He was named "most
valuable player" at Shibe Park (Philadelphia) in American Legion
junior baseball competition in 1950. He had also worked for the former
Raub Supply Company and served as a tour guide for Capital Trailways for
Jerry's professional affiliations included the CDEA and PSEA. He maintained
a strong and devoted interest in seeing that scholarship aid is provided
to worthy students.
His ashes are being interred in the family plot of his parents and brother
in Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery, Harrisburg. At his request, there will
be no funeral service.