Son of John Kress and Jeanne (Wilson) Kress was born on April 8, 1942 and entered into rest on September 20, 2018. Jerry was a graduate of Wilson High School and General Motors Institute. He worked for GM’s Harrison Radiator plant in Lockport as a mechanical engineer and later taught a statistical analysis class there until he retired. Jerry enjoyed a lifelong love of golf. He played with the Niagara County Men’s league and Willowbrook couple’s league with his loving wife, Palma Kress. Jerry liked to play bridge, tell a good story or joke, and loved to spend time with his family and close friends. He is predeceased by his parents, his brother Michael Kress, and his wife Palma DiMillo Kress.
Jerry is survived by his children: Brian Kress, Scott Kress, and Michelle (Erik) Bernardi, and his grandchildren: Brianna Beane, Grace Kress, Vincent Kress, Anthony Bernardi and Paloma Bernardi. Jerry is also survived by his beloved wife’s siblings: Anna Marie (Ronald) Mancuso, Augustine DiMillo, and Sandy (Doreen) DiMillo. He has many beloved nieces and nephews and dear friends.
There will be a requiem mass Thursday, September 27th at 11am at All Saints Parish. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to Roswell Park Cancer research. Online Condolences at www.pruddenandkandt.com.