Glenville - Gerald "Jerry" P. Zimolka, 76 died Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at Ellis Hospital.
Jerry was born in Albany, the son of Paul and Elizabeth Zimolka. He was a graduate of Linton High School and had been in the Army National Guard. Jerry was a firefighter with the City of Schenectady Fire Department, retiring in 1990, with many years service. He was a member of the Rotterdam Elks and a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church. Jerry was devoted to his family and friends. He will be remembered as being bigger than life, being very compassionate with a huge heart and always smiling.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years Anna Zimolka.
He is also survived by two children, Melissa Zimolka and Paul (the late Rachel) Zimolka; two sisters, Patricia (the late Ted) Clements and Paula (Tim) Little; granddaughter, Lucy Zimolka; cousins, nieces and nephews, many dear friends and his devoted companion Buddy the dog.
Funeral service Monday morning 11: 00 at St. John the Evangelist where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Calling hours, Sunday afternoon 2:00 to 5:00 at Daly Funeral Home, Inc., 242 McClellan St., Schenectady. Interment, Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Niskayuna. Memorial contributions may be made to the Schenectady Firefighter's Cancer Fund, 1242 Fourth Ave., Schenectady, N Y 12303.
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