Thursday, March 19, 2009

Leave Your Tribute to Jerry Gudes

Please leave a comment below with a memory or tribute to Jerry Gudes.

Thank you in advance for bringing some comfort to Jerry's family and friends with your words.

15 comments:

  1. Cindy Wolf (West Bloomfield)March 4, 2009 at 4:31 PM

    The Gudes family is one of the best friendships any person or family could share. Jerry was a great man and best friend to all. His friendship and love will always be cherished, we have all been blessed to know Jerry.

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  2. Julie and Dennis Chaiken (West Bloomfield, MI )March 4, 2009 at 4:32 PM

    We are so sorry to hear about Jerry. Our thoughts go out to all of you.

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  3. Jack and Char Meyering (Palm City, FL)March 4, 2009 at 4:32 PM

    Dear Cris, We're so sorry for your loss; We will always remember Jerry with his smile and dedication to making things just right on his beloved "Gone Nuts" Thinking of you and your family with love and sympathy. Jack & Char

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  4. Gabriel Naranjo (Farmington Hills, MI)March 4, 2009 at 4:33 PM

    Jerry, you taught me accounts payable with my very first accounting job while I was attending Schoolcraft College. I learned so much from you that I have carried with me throughout my career in accounting. I am now the Controller for Motor City Harley-Davidson and recently started to look for you because I wanted to tell you that I remembered everything that you taught me and how much I learned from you. I was frustrated that I could not locate an email address for you online and did not want to bother you at work... I had no idea of your illness or else I would have come to you much sooner. You will be greatly missed and I am forever grateful for the time I spent as your employee and student at Metro Bolt & Fastener. Saludos mi maestro... y gracias por todo.

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  5. Tricia Combe-DuQuet (Northville, MI)March 4, 2009 at 4:34 PM

    Dear Cris and family- We are so sorry to hear about your loss. He truly loved his family and was a wonderful friend to all.

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  6. Kathy Smith (Northville, MI)March 4, 2009 at 4:34 PM

    Jerry was a great person to have in classes and see at The Sports Club. He will be missed.

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  7. Bob Gregg (Aberdeen, NJ)March 4, 2009 at 4:35 PM

    Jerry, You always brought a smile to my face when I thought of you. You'll always be 17 in my heart. Bob

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  8. Douglas and Sheila Oliver (West Bloomfield, MI)March 4, 2009 at 4:37 PM

    The Gudes family is one of the nicest families we know. Our thoughts and prayers are with their family.

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  9. Heather Howell (Redford, MI)March 4, 2009 at 4:38 PM

    Jerry, You were a great boss to me and I miss you already. You were always good when I would spout off and say "you're not the boss of me". The response was always the same "I know". I've always considered you and Steve as my 2 dads because I never had one. This was sudden and the last words I ever spoke to you will stay with me forever- I miss you. Heather

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  10. Mona Shane (West Bloomfield, MI)March 4, 2009 at 4:45 PM

    Jerry will be missed terribly by everyone. His gift to all of us is to celebrate life, to live it to the fullest, and to play. He lived 100 years in his short 54 years of life. I could feel him smiling down on all of us, happy we were celebrating his life.

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  11. As a member of Jerry's AAJHL (almost all jewish hockey league)I had gotten to know Jerry. He was such a kind, warm, friendly guy, always had a smile on his face. he always made time to talk to me when we were on the bench. He was known as getting a little rough on the ice. He will be missed.

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  12. As a member of Jerry's AAJHL I had the honor of getting to know Jerry. He was an all around good guy. He was very warm, kind and always had a smile on his face. He always made time to talk with me on the bench Sunday mornings. He was know as to get a bit rough on the ice. He will be missed by all.

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  13. I learned a lot of things from my Uncle Jer. He taught me how to move furniture quickly and carefully, how to drive a boat (quickly and carefully), how to play aggressive basketball, how to have fun, and how to be a good husband and father.

    The most important thing he taught me was how to listen and learn from people. Uncle Jer loved asking people "So, what do you do?" He could engage any type of person in a conversation. He listened intently as they spoke and he learned something from them. He was a great role model.

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  14. Tom Leyden (Bloomfield Hills)March 7, 2009 at 12:11 AM

    I work with Don at Channel 7 and know how close he and his family are to the Gudes. It pained me to watch them suffer with their close friends in this tough time.

    I pass on my prayers to the Gudes family and urge everyone Jerry touched to remember the positive influence he had on your life. Every time you do something that's inspired by Jerry's influence, his legacy will live on.

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  15. Over $5,000 has been raised so far for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network in memory of Jerry Gudes for this year's PanCAN PurpleStride Walk at the Detroit Zoo.

    To donate, please click here.

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