Gerald E. “Jerry” Reutter, Mineral, VA
Gerald E. “Jerry” Reutter passed away on Monday, October 17, 2011 at Culpeper Memorial Hospital after a four year battle with metastatic melanoma.
Jerry was born August 5, 1940 in Watseka, a son of Virgil E. and Bernice Breymeyer Reutter. He married Joan Rivers on October 13, 2007 in Tucson, AZ and she survives.
Other survivors include one son, Kirk Reutter of San Marcos, CA; two daughters, Juliana Miller of Haymarket, VA and Rebecca Reutter of Corona Del Mar, CA; and his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister.
While in high school Jerry relocated with his family to Lancaster, CA and while in high school there, he played in a band with the legendary Frank Zappa. Jerry was a graduate of the University of Arizona and received a Master’s Degree in Applied Oceanography from Scripps Institute in San Diego, CA. He had recently retired as an aerospace engineer, after which he relocated to Lake Anna to be close to his daughter and grandchildren. He served proudly in the US Navy and was a 32nd Degree and York Rite Free Mason.
A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at Maple Grove Cemetery in Milford. Masonic rites will be accorded.
Arrangements by Knapp Funeral Home in Milford.
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