Gerald D. (Jerry) VanNoy died Aug. 29. He was born in Tacoma Aug. 23, 1934, to Marion and Helen VanNoy.
Jerry attended the College of Puget Sound, now University of Puget Sound, and Southern Illinois University in St. Louis, Missouri, earning his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education and art. He was active in the National Rehab Association, the Taylor Bay Beach Club and the Lakebay Fuchsia Society. He was an avid reader, enjoyed traveling the world and took great delight from working in his garden.
Jerry is survived by his son Chris VanNoy, daughter Erin VanNoy, life partner Beverly Proctor, brother Ronald VanNoy and sister Sandra (VanNoy) Rogerson. His life was celebrated by family and friends at the Longbranch Improvement Club in September.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jerry’s honor to The Mustard Seed Project of Key Peninsula or Food Backpacks 4 Kids in Lakebay.
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