Gerard J. "Jerry" Black

Gerard J. “Jerry” Black, 64, of Allentown, passed away under hospice care on November 18, 2017 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Twp. He was the husband of Claire E. (DerRohn) Black. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late James and Veronica (Dagney) Black. Jerry served the U.S. Air Force for many years, retiring as a Technical Sergeant. He was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal, the Training Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, the Longevity Service Award with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, the NCO Professional Military Education Ribbon, the Unit Award with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Air Force Good Conduct Medal with 1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster serving from August 2, 1990 to September 18, 1995 in support of Operation Desert Shield/Storm. After retiring from the Air Force he worked various positions, most recently at DSC Logistics in Bethlehem. Jerry was a member and an usher at Concordia Lutheran Church in Macungie. He was a volunteer for Lehigh Valley Hospice and the Road to Recovery, driving cancer patients to their treatments.

Survivors: Wife, Sons: Gerard J. Black, Jr. of Arkansas and William Black of Lehighton, Brothers: James Black and his wife Joan of Quakertown and Joseph Black of Orange County, CA and 2 Grandchildren.

Services: A memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to Concordia Lutheran Church 2623 Brookside Road Macungie, PA 18062.

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