GERALD (JERRY) THOMAS KIELY
1934 ˜ 2021
Servant of God, Beloved Husband, Father
Jerry Kiely of Vancouver, WA, went to his reward on Jan. 22, 2021. He was born in New York City in 1934, the son of Irish immigrants.
He joined the United States Air Force and served in the Korean War as an air traffic controller. In July of 1956, Jerry met and married the love of his life Ann Brennan. Throughout their 63 years of marriage they enjoyed many adventures together, the largest endeavor raising eight children.
Jerry retired from a career Nuclear Power in 2008; the greatest joy of his retirement was spending time with his grandchildren. Jerry’s priorities in life were always God, family and country. These tenets reflected in every part of his daily life and were instilled in his children. Jerry’s devote faith saw him as a daily Mass attendee in his retirement.
He is survived by his sister, Maura (Ed); children, Eileen (Bernardo), James (Cheryl), Kyran, Ann, Thomas, Patrick (Heather), Gerald, and Maura (Ryan); and grandchildren, Candice, Michael, Kara, Kaitlyn, Katharine and Max. He loved deeply, had great wit, a kind heart and will be dearly missed.
A Latin funeral Mass will be held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Portland, OR. Only immediate family will attend the funeral Mass. Burial will be at Willamette National Cemetery with full military honors at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Center for Dementia Research http://cdr.rfmh.org/support.html
Cards and remembrances may be sent care of Hamilton-Mylan Funeral Home, 302 W. 11th St., Vancouver, WA 98660
Please sign Jerry’s guest book at www.columbian.com/obits