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Howard "Jerry" Jerome DeisemNovember 24, 1948 ~ October 25, 2017 (age 68)
Howard “Jerry” Deisem, age 68, of Smyrna, DE, passed away of natural causes on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at the Brackenville Center in Hockessin, DE.
He was born on November 24, 1948 in Wilmington, DE.
Mr. Deisem retired from Playtex Apparel in Dover, DE after nearly 30 years of service. After retirement, he worked several small jobs including at the WalMart Distribution Center in Smyrna, Home Depot in New Orleans, LA.
Jerry was a long-time member of the Smyrna-Clayton Moose Lodge. He also served on the Board of Directors and held several officer positions of the Smyrna-Clayton Little League. During the 1990’s, Jerry was an active member of the Smyrna High School Band Boosters. He was also a life-long fan of the Baltimore Orioles.
He was preceded in death by his birth parents; his step-mother; and his son, Matthew.
Jerry is survived by his sons, Marc Deisem and his wife, Laurie of Smyrna and Jeffrey Deisem of Washington D.C.; his granddaughter, Katie Deisem of Smyrna; and many extended family members.
Anyone wishing to pay respects is invited to the Faries Funeral Chapel, located at 29 South Main Street in Smyrna on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 10 am to 12 pm.
Services will be privately held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in Jerry’s memory to United Way of Delaware, 625 N. Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801.