Monday, February 24, 2014

A Tirbute to my Uncle....

This past week my Uncle passed away. He had been dealing with failing health for quite a number of years. This is my Mother's only brother...until her death they were very close. Even as a young girl I noticed the bond they seemed to have with one another. I am learning through the years that I and probably most of us take life and people close to us for granted. May be we do not mean to but over the past few years loosing family and friends I think I need to do more. Part of me will miss him and the other part of me cheers him on because now he's with so many of those who have gone before him.    

Jerry Scheinost left this life on Monday February 17th 2014 in Las Vegas Nevada. Though we will miss him, we know that he is in a more peaceful place free of physical pain.

He was born August 30th 1942 In San Diego California. He was raised by Edward Scheinost  Sr. and Sylvia McEwen Scheinost. He spent part of his childhood years in Nebraska with some of his extended Scheinost relatives. His family later moved to LaPine, Oregon for much of Jerry’s educational years.

In 1962 Jerry moved to the Las Vegas valley. Jerry served his country in the Army during the Vietnam War stationed in Germany. He later joined the Laborer’s Union and worked for various construction companies. He worked for Del Webb and became a foreman for Marnell Corrao Associates overseeing the building of many hotel and casino projects. He became very skilled worker in construction and built custom homes. He was known as a dependable hard worker. He continued working in construction until he retired.

Jerry had two sons Bernard Gary  (Bernie) and Albert Joseph (Joey) with Sandra Kenne. He was also married to Marjorie Andrews and Deborah Severson. He became very involved in his grand children’s lives; he and his companion, Peggy Grady took on the responsibility of parenting four of his grandchildren Codi, Krista, Shyla and Sandra Scheinost. Jerry loved four wheeling activities and going out to eat with them. He also had two other grandchildren Rebecca Thunderbull and Austin. Jerry had four great grandchildren Alexander, Tucker, Makenzie and Sadie Thunderbull.

Jerry was preceded in death by his birth parents Mary Katheryn Long and Leland Caree Carroll, and Sylvia McEwan and Edward Scheinost  Sr., his sister Lila Mae Bell, his sons Bernard Gary and Albert Joseph, and one niece Donna Lynn Bell Mustachia.

He is survived by his dear companion Peggy Grady, six grandchildren Rebecca, Austin, Codi, Krista, Shyla and Sandra; four great grandchildren Alexander, Tucker, Makenzie and Sadie, brother in law George Bell, Georgieann Bell Elliott a niece and two nephews Richard Marion and Edward Bell.

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