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Gerald (Jerry) Stanley Macias

On Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Mesa, Ariz., Gerald (Jerry) Stanley Macias passed away in his sleep at the age of 84. He is survived by his loving daughters, Kathy and Bridget, son-in-laws Mark and Bill, grandchildren Corey, Amber, Stacy, Brandon, Chelsea, Sarah and Emily, seven great-grandchildren, brother, Dennis, and sister, Lil, and god-daughter, Tracy.

Jerry was born in Chicago, Ill., on May 27, 1936. Growing up in the Windy City, he played football with his buddies in Grant park, cheered on the Chicago Cubs, and ate plenty of thin crust pizza from Vito and Nick’s. In 1977, he moved his family out west – to Arizona – for snow-free winters and slightly less delicious pizza. At 55, Jerry suffered a heart attack, but he wasn’t leaving this earth without a fight; his family was grateful to spend nearly 30 more years of life with him.

Generous. Hilarious. Strong-willed. A collector of memories. A lover of sports (how about them Cubbies FINALLY winning a World Series in 2016). A man who could eat cake for breakfast, lunch and dinner (but can’t we all??). Jerry was adored by many and left an impression on everyone he met. He left behind an unlimited supply of memories for those who loved him fiercely and unwaveringly.

While dementia may have taken his last couple of years, nothing will ever take the love his family has for him. We know he is at peace now, singing Polish songs with his mother, Louise, and eating Pappadeaux with his daughter, Brenda.

Services for Jerry will be held Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 10 a.m. at Bueler Chandler Mortuary.

5 Comments

  • Linda and Jeff Posted October 10, 2020 12:35 PM

    What precious memories to cherish! God’s peace be with you all! <3

  • Lynn and Doug Posted October 10, 2020 6:22 PM

    Gerry was apart of our MNF Group we enjoyed his fun loving jokes mostly gearing toward another friend, he was certainly a Lov Joy to be around and will be dearly missed,

  • Dennis Macias Posted October 17, 2020 10:52 AM

    RIP BROD you’ll be missed

  • Bridget (Macias) Sasenick Posted October 17, 2020 3:39 PM

    Dad, you were taken too soon, we will miss your awesome stories and laughter and never ending smiles. Thank you for all the love and being the best dad for 84 years. Thank you for sharing your heart with so many and always making time for each and everyone of us. I am so glad you did things Your way dad, letting nothing get in your way and able to say you lived a FULL life. Although my heart is broken right now missing you so much, I am able to take comfort in knowing someday I will see you again and hope you will be waiting for me at the pearly gates, arms open wide with a big smile on your face.

  • peter c janke Posted October 18, 2020 1:03 PM

    Jerry and I were friends for over 30 years, He was my golfing pal along with Dennis O’Higgins and our pal Lou Huggins now there is just me so my wish is that my friend will wait for me at the 19th hole so we can enjoy a round when it’s my turn to join them.
    Rest in Peace my friend I will miss you and see you again one day,

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