Gerard C. Doerr



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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


  1. Debbie Cortese on August 28, 2020 at 11:04 pm

    Debbie Cortese

  2. Dan Cappon on August 29, 2020 at 12:32 am

    you will be dearly missed. RIP

  3. Sandra Cortese on August 29, 2020 at 12:40 am

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

  4. Sandra Cortese on August 29, 2020 at 12:41 am


  5. Sherry Boehlert on August 29, 2020 at 2:40 am

    Rest In Peace Uncle Jerry. I will always remember you for your kindness and great sense of humor.

  6. Sherry Boehlert on August 29, 2020 at 2:44 am

    Rest In Peace Uncle Jerry. I will never for your kindness or sense of humor ♥️

  7. Rebecca Wilk on August 29, 2020 at 1:26 pm

    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.

  8. Ruth Rutty on August 29, 2020 at 5:50 pm


  9. Ruth Rutty on August 29, 2020 at 5:51 pm

    Ruth Rutty

  10. Ron and Nadine Heberger on August 29, 2020 at 7:40 pm

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

  11. Janine DiVasta on August 30, 2020 at 5:43 pm

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

  12. Mary Cumbo on August 30, 2020 at 6:43 pm

    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

  13. Patricia Lovallo on August 30, 2020 at 8:18 pm

    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.

  14. Christine Van Vessem on August 30, 2020 at 8:58 pm

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

  15. Mike Smith on August 30, 2020 at 11:36 pm

    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.

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