Gerald 'Jerry' Molitor

January 31, 1940 - September 5, 2021

Obituary

Jerry’s work here is done. Big Red got his promotion on September 5, 2021 and is now likely managing celestial finances, catching up with family and friends he hasn’t seen in a long time (including his brother, Stanley) and enjoying pancakes for every meal. After raising 6 unruly but adoring children with his high school sweetheart, running his own business for the last 40 years, and quietly volunteering and supporting various charities, he has returned home to his heavenly Father. After his orientation period up above, we know our Dad, husband, and Papa will enthusiastically participate in all heavenly activities offered, including, sailing, golfing, jogging, cruising in vintage cars and playing poker with the Charles Street Volunteers who have gone before him.

Jerry was born January 31, 1940, to Francis Henry Molitor and Elizabeth Griffiths Molitor in Seattle, where he grew up running the streets with his lifelong buddies from St. Joseph, Seattle Prep, Garfield High School, and Seattle University. Jerry will be missed like crazy by Carol, his wife of 56 years, his six children, Elizabeth (Steve), Felice, Ann (Zuri), Frank (Shawna), Alicia, and Andrea, his thirteen grandchildren; Macie, James, Michal, Jared, Ayden, Cash, Ryley, Payten, Carli, Miles, Jori, Aldan, and JJ, his sister Elsa, brother John and countless nephews and nieces.  To all of them, Jerry would say “Life is too short to fight,” “The early bird gets the worm” and “Please turn off the lights when you leave the room.”

We will be celebrating our guy in a Rosary on September 13, 2021 at 7:00 pm followed by a funeral service on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 12:00 pm at Holy Family Church in Kirkland, WA.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Jerry’s memory to Holy Family Kirkland – Saint Vincent De Paul. Please call (425) 822-0295 to arrange.

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Lynne & Steve McManus
Lynne & Steve McManus
8 days ago

Carol & Family,
Our hearts go to you for your loss of Jerry. He was a lot of fun over the years.

Tom Roe
Tom Roe
7 days ago

Jerry and I met in 2004 when he showed up at the reforming of our Saint Vincent’s conference. He immediately volunteered to be our treasurer and man the phones where we tried to help those in need. Jerry was a constant for our parish and our ministry. He gave of himself in many ways. The thing that most impressed me of Jerry is that for a man of his business accomplishments, was his humility. He was always there to lend a hand and be a friend. I will miss Jerry but am very proud of what we did together as a team. God bless the Molitor family and God bless Jerry.