October 22, 1936 ~ August 26, 2020

Born in: Rochester, NY
Resided in: Greece, NY

Gerard C. Doerr

Greece: Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at age 83. Gerard went home to be with his wife of 56 years, Jeannette Doerr; his parents, Leo and Theresa Doerr; brothers, Thomas and Edward Doerr, sister-in-law, Carol. He is survived by his loving daughter and son-in-law, Roberta and Michael Cappon; grandchildren, Rebecca (Adam) Townsend, Theresa (Andrew Lagares) Cappon and Gerard (Deanna) Cappon; great-grandchildren, Andrew, Tahliya, Jackson and twin boys on the way; sister-in-law, Rita Doerr; many nieces and nephews.

Gerard was a lifelong resident of Charlotte and a retiree of Eastman Kodak Co. He enjoyed trollies and trains. He was a member of the Rochester Model Railroad Club and NY Museum of Transportation. He loved camping, road trips and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Gerard’s visitation will be held Sunday, August 30th 1-5 PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson, 1075 Long Pond Road, where his celebration of life will be held Monday, August 31st at 10:00 AM in the Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Parma Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Jewish Home of Rochester or Parkinson’s Foundation in his memory. For more information and to sign his online guestbook, visit


Visitation: August 30, 2020 1:00 pm - August 30, 2020 5:00 pm

Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626

Service: August 31, 2020 10:00 am

Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626


Parma Union Cemetery
Parma Center Road
Parma, NY 14468

View current weather.


The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Gerard C. Doerr 's name.

Parkinsons Foundation Rochester Chapter

1000 Elmwood Avenue Rochester NY 14620

Jewish Home

2021 S. Winton Rd., Rochester, NY 14618

Tribute Video

Memories Timeline

View the Timeline


  1. Roberta I’m so sorry. My heart ♥️ breaks for you. Sending prayers to you & your family…🙏🙏🙏

  2. On behalf of myself and the staff on the fifth floor at the JHR we are deeply sorry for your families loss. Jerry was loved by all who knew him. Thank you for allowing us to help care for him these past years. He brought many smiles and laughter with his witt. He will be missed.

  3. Roberta,
    We are sorry to learn of the passing of your Dad. He is your Angel now. Godspeed.

    Ron and Nadine

  4. My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. All of you will be in my thoughts and prayers.
    Janine DiVasta

  5. Roberta,
    I am so sorry about your Dad’s death. Know that my thoughts, care, and sympathy are with you and all your family. God love you all.
    Mary Cumbo

  6. My memories of Jerry and Jeannette will always be among my fondest. Performing in the Rhythm Cloggers with Jerry announcing while Jeannette, Becky, Theresa danced with our group and the rest of the family cheered us all on was a real highlight of life. Jerry and Jeanette will be missed big time.

  7. Roberta and Family –
    My thoughts are with you this week. So grateful for the opportunity to meet him. Hold tight to the memories.

    Fondly –

  8. I met Jerry while working part-time at the Britton Rd Wegmans in the early 90’s. We’d stand around and talk trains so long that front end management would come looking for me! Lol! Jerry was a heck of a good guy, I sure will miss him.

Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle

Sign the Guestbook