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Jerome Anthony Mietus

Jerry was one of the "good guys"...a rare breed. He was loved by many; his family, his friends, co-workers, employers and even strangers took an instant liking to him. I had the good fortune to not only meet him, but to be married to him..if even for a brief time. I met Jerry on Valentines Day in 2000 while I was working in Chicago. Jerry was the most caring and affectionate man I had ever met and our relationship continued even after I had to move back to Los Angeles. It was during this time we made plans for Jerry to move to L.A. and be married. This was a difficult decision because this meant he would have to leave 4 children and many friends behind. However, on January 19, 2001 Jerry made his move to L.A., and when he arrived he began to become ill. On January 25th, he was diagnosed with leukemia. He wanted to stay with me in L.A. and on February 14th we were married. Even though Jerry was a big and strong man, he could not fight this terrible disease and on March 15th, 2001 he passed away. I know there will never be another Jerry and many will miss him. I know he is with his mother and father now, and I know he watches over us.
                                            Peace Be With You Jerry.
Here we are on a sailboat in Santa Barbara, Calif.   This is where Jerry proposed to me. I was
surprised and he was nervous! It was one the  happiest times of our relationship.
Getting a big hug on our wedding day. We were     married in Jerry's hospital room and we were on ABC News!
Jerry was always hard at work.
Meet Jerry's Children !
  Brianne & Ben
Jeremy ( with Jerry on Graduation Day)
This is at Joy & Al Klarkowski's home  in Des  Plaines, Illinois. Jerry and I had  only  been  dating a few weeks then.
Jerry gave me a single rose the night we met.
  It was always very symbolic to the both of us and
  he had one with him when he was  buried.
" Smile though your heart is aching
   Smile even though it's breaking
  When there are clouds in the sky, you'll get by if
  you smile through your fear and sorrow,
  Smile and maybe tomorrow you'll see  the sun
  come shining through for you....."
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August 23, 1954 - March 15, 2001
Good-Bye Jerry...We miss you!