Gerald F. "Jerry" Sartor, 77, of Sandusky, passed away early Monday afternoon, Feb. 18, 2013, in the Parkvue Healthcare Center, Sandusky, after a lengthy illness.
He was born on July 31, 1935, in Sandusky, the son of Alphonse and Magdeline (Keller) Sartor. He had attended St. Mary High School. Jerry had worked at Sandusky International for over 20 years, retiring in 1998. He enjoyed gardening and was an avid University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Cleveland Indians fan.
Jerry was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, a board member and past president of the Sandusky Foundry & Machine Credit Union, where he also served in other positions on the board over the years.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, Joan D. (Bretz) Sartor; his family, Gerald R. "J.R." Sartor of Sandusky, Jacquelyn Sartor of Perrysburg, Ohio, Lorenz "Larry" (Lynnette) Sartor of Wooster, Ohio; grandson, Matthias Sartor; two brothers, Donald and Tony Sartor of Sandusky; two sisters, Theresa (Bill) Alber of Lakeland, Fla., and Josephine McCormick of Sandusky; many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Sartor, sister, Eloise Westerhold; and three brothers, Albert, Thomas and Raymond Sartor.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at David F. Koch Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 520 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. Prayers will be recited 9:40 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 510 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. Rev. Joe Steinbauer officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Sandusky.
The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made in Jerry's name to Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 510 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870, Stein Hospice Service, Inc., 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870, or Parkvue Healthcare Center, 3800 Boardwalk Blvd., Sandusky, OH 44870.
Your memories and words of comfort may be expressed to Jerry's family at davidfkoch.com.