Gerald Mathis

Obituary of Gerald Mathis

Mathis, Gerald J, 58, of Ocean City, NJ, formerly of Philadelphia, Pa, went home to be with the Lord on December 12, 2017. Jerry grew up in the Rhawnhurst section of Philadelphia and graduated from Father Judge High School. He was always a hard worker putting his family first. Jerry loved spending time with his grandchildren, playing pinball, taking pictures of the sunset and watching the old TV shows. He especially liked cooking and preparing special birthday dinners. Jerry fought a long and courageous battle against stomach cancer.

Gerald is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Patricia (nee Bush), his children William (Grace) Bush, Joseph Mathis Sr, Sherry (Eduardo) Serrano and Jennifer Mathis. He is also survived by his 16 grandchildren and his father Alphonse Mathis, his sisters Patricia Mathis and Helen (Michael Mathers) Diehl, his brothers Larry Mathis and Raymond (Rosemary Tottoroto) Mathis and his cousin Rose Mary Keane. Jerry was predeceased by his mother Helen and his brother Michael.

His Memorial Service will be celebrated on Wednesday December 20, 2017 at 11:00AM at Coastal Christian Church, 8th and West Avenue, Ocean City, NJ. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Jerry's honor may be made to Coastal Christian Church. For condolences to the family please visit www.godfreyfuneralhome.com