Jerome "Jerry" Nashwinter, 65, of Ransomville, NY, died in the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Buffalo, on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, after a lengthy illness, with his loving family at his side. Born in Phillipsburg, PA on December 4, 1947 to Doretta (Nearhood) Nashwinter of Sanborn and the late Lawrence Nashwinter.
Jerry enlisted in the US Army on August 28, 1967 and served with the 717 Air Calvary during the Vietnam Conflict where he received the Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal, until his Honorable Discharge on August 17, 1969. He was a member of the VFW Lake Ontario Post #313, Youngstown. Jerry was employed by several high pressure water blasting companies, including Aquatec and Wizard Method. He was also involved with the establishment of tire shredding facilities for Integrated Waste and Modern Disposal where he worked for many years, retiring as a Supervisor. Jerry loved his family very much and worked very hard to provide a good life for them. His smiley face and sense of humor will always be remembered.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Barbara "Barb" (Wayland) Nashwinter; daughters, Carin (Cary) Huff of Arkansas, and Sheryl (Greg) Klee of Amherst; five grandchildren, Khristina, Katrina and Cary II Huff, and Alexander and Nathan Klee; three brothers, Dave (Mary Ann) Nashwinter, Webb (Patty) Nashwinter, both of Ransomville, Jim (Rose) Nashwinter of Georgia; three sisters, Wanda (Wayne) Carpus of North Carolina, Dolly Neubauer of Niagara Falls, Debbie (Tom) Brown of Youngstown; his brother-in-law, Jeff (Janice) Wayland of Youngstown; an aunt, Betty Davis; an uncle, Francis Nashwinter; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at the HARDISON FUNERAL HOME, 3648 Ransomville Rd., Ransomville, on Wednesday (May 29th) at 11:00 AM, with Pastor Laura Buisch and her husband, Stuart, officiating. No prior visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ransomville Vol. Fire Co. Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 239, Ransomville, NY 14131. A special thank you to the staff at the Veterans Hospital in Buffalo for the care given to Jerry during his lengthy stay during his long illness.
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