Jerry grew up in South Euclid and Cleveland Heights, the oldest of six children. He graduated from St. Joseph High School in Cleveland and has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business from Cleveland State University. He worked for 37 years in Human Resources, finishing the last 22 years with Saint-Gobain Corporation and retired in 2017.
He is married to the former Margaret Higgins with whom he has five children. They live in Timberlake with their youngest son.