Jerome J. Many Jr., 77, of Little Egg Harbor, NJ passed away on September 14, 2023. He is survived by his beloved wife Marjorie Many, loving daughters Karen McGee and husband Timmy of Pearl River, NY, Christine Luff and husband Brad of Montvale, NJ and Cindy Leo and husband Jim of Pearl River, NY; sister Mindy McLarnan and husband Mike of Ormond Beach, FL; his grandchildren Maggie, Luke, Samantha, Keira, Brendan, Jack, and Danny, as well as many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. He is predeceased by his parents, Margaret Grubb Many and Jerome J. Many Sr.
Known to everyone as Jerry, he was born and raised in Ossining, NY, and lived in Hawthorne, NY, Bronxville, NY, and Wildwood Crest, NJ, before moving to Little Egg Harbor five years ago. He served in the US Army from 1966 to 1968 and was stationed as Military Police at Fort Bliss Air Defense Center in Texas.
Jerry was a White Plains police officer from 1969 to 1989 and received awards for his heroic efforts. He always had the goal of starting his own business and he, along with Marge, made that dream a reality when they started Many Landscaping in the early 1990s. He was a hard-working, successful, and friendly business owner who always had a good rapport with his customers and employees.
Although Jerry worked hard, he also loved to relax by playing golf and spending time at the beach with family and friends. He was passionate about fishing and spent countless hours both at the Jersey Shore and in Florida reeling in his catches and then savoring Marge’s delicious fish dinners. Ever the patient and devoted grandfather and uncle, he enjoyed taking his grandkids, nephews, and nieces fishing and crabbing and took pride in showing them the right techniques and tricks. He also loved competing with his fishing buddy and brother-in-law, Ed Costin, to see who could bring in the most fish during their boat outings.
He was fiercely loyal to his family, as well as his sports teams. He became an avid Jets fan in 1969 and every year had high hopes for a repeat of their Super Bowl glory. Fortunately, he was also a tremendous Yankees fan and enjoyed many years of Championship teams.
With his affable nature and great sense of humor, Jerry easily made friends wherever he went and could talk to anyone about anything. He wintered at Nettles Island, FL for many years and loved driving his golf cart around the complex and catching up with friends. He was an active member of the men’s club, horseshoe club, and fishing club, and served in several positions within those clubs, including president of the fishing club.
Jerry will be remembered as a caring man who loved his family immensely and worked hard, while still always taking time to slow down, relax, and enjoy the good times. He will be dearly missed.
Services for Jerome are private and under the care of Maxwell Funeral Home, Little Egg Harbor.