The Obit For Jerry Fetrow

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 nine summers.

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.