Jerry Harlow, 86, passed away Saturday, August 22, 2020, in Fishersville, Virginia. He was born June 4, 1934, in Northampton, Massachusetts, son of the late Robert Harlow and Marion Harlow.
An Air Force Veteran, he was Honorably Discharged, after four years of service, having served as an airplane mechanic. Jerry earned an Associates Degree in Business from Northern Virginia Community College and was an Airline Mechanic /Supervisor with American Airlines. He was a member of Patmos United Methodist Church, Huddleston, Virginia and was involved in the Lake Christian Ministries Pantry. He was a first-aid and firefighter with the Huddleston Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department.
He loved riding his motorcycle, playing golf and being on the water, boating.
The family would like to offer special appreciation to The Retreat at Fishersville for their great, loving care.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Alice Harlow, they were married in June of 1957 and she passed away in August of 2000.
Survivors include his children, Mark (Betsy) Harlow of Manassas, Virginia, Jill (Mike) White of North Lima, Ohio, Scott Harlow of Stevensville, Maryland and Cindy (Phillip) Guertler of Staunton, Virginia; seven grandchildren, Megan Cathell, Lauren Harlow, Daniel White, Krista Grate, Jacob Guertler, Andrew Guertler and Victoria Guertler; two great-grandchildren, Lila Cathell and Conner Cathell; his sister and brother, Barbara Laband of Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts and Jack Harlow of Hope, Idaho.
Jerry retired from American Airlines after 30 years of employment. He enjoyed a happy, healthy retirement life travelling, riding his motorcycle and enjoying life at Smith Mountain Lake.
A memorial service will be held at Patmos United Methodist Church in Huddleston VA at a later date, conducted by the Rev. Claire B. Miller, Pastor. Burial will be in Patmos United Methodist Church Cemetery, Huddleston.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Patmos United Methodist Church, 1405 Patmos Church Road, Huddleston, VA 24104, where he and his wife attended and were active members.
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Patmos United Methodist Church
1405 Patmos Church Road, Huddleston VA 24104