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In Memory

Jerry "The Maja" Jurkofsky

Jerry The Maja Jurkofsky

JURKOFSKY Gerald, 64, a lifelong resident of Paramus, passed away on January 20, 2011.

Gerald worked in Corporate Security for the US Security Associates, Inc. in Roseland, NJ. He was an Army Veteran whom served his country proudly in the Vietnam War. Gerald was a member of the VFW Post #6699, Past member of Paramus Fire Company #1, Member of the United States Peace Corps and served in Sierra Leone, Africa from 1968-1969. He was a parishioner of RC Church of the Annunciation in Paramus. Dear son of the late Joseph and Marion Jurkofsky. Loving friend of Richard and Mary Kuiters.

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01/20/11 07:13 PM #1    

Michele See (Simon)

I remember Jerry very well. We sat together in Spanish class and we drove poor Mrs. Picarello crazy. We laughed so hard we couldn't stop. Always a lot of fun. My sympathies to his family and friends.  Mickie See

01/20/11 07:22 PM #2    

Robert La Bianca (La Bianca)

This is indeed a sad day, Jerry was my friend and i have known few people that could laugh as much as he did- may he forever rest in peace-

Robert La Bianca

01/20/11 08:06 PM #3    

Loretta Hughes (Louviere)

So sad to hear about The Maja...I always loved him. I remember his drumming. It was so good to see him ever so breifly at the reunion...especially when he was watching his stellar performance in Gang War! Thanks for letting us know Ken. My prayers go out to his family.

01/21/11 04:42 AM #4    

Lyle Hatch

May the peace and joy of entering the House of our Lord be not only with him, but his loved one and friends. I pray that his departure from our worldly presence was without much discomfort and in the fellowship of his loved ones. Although the physical being has moved on the memories of his life will remain his legecy.

God Bless,


01/21/11 08:08 AM #5    

Charlie Mala

 I first met Jerry back in Stoney Lane. He lived not far from me and was always a friend of mine. When we got to high school he co-starred in "Gang War" with Ricky Ricciardeli. I can remember those days like they were yesterday. Now he is gone, as are Donny Salvatore, Cathy Molluso , Art Vorob also in the movie. I didn't realize how important that film would be to me one day. It is like a time capsule, watching all of them and others as they were in high school. 

Jerry was truly a decent guy. He was mellow, he was friendly, he was a great laugher, he was... "The Maja". I wish I could call a "do-over" and it would all happen again.

Rest in peace, Jerry.


01/21/11 10:03 AM #6    

Jeanne Shulman (Fleming)

Jerry seemed like the quintessential "bad boy" at Stoney Lane. He was so gorgeous, wore that leather jacket better then anyone else and had a James Dean slouch that really rocked! You could just see him on a Harley. His smile was sweet, he was kind and had a good heart. I had a crush on him for years.

We all grew up in the same neighborhood. He lived across the street from Frank Rulli who's gone too. I still see all the boys hanging out on the playground at recess;playing kick ball;checkin' out the girls – always checkin' out the girls.

Because there was no junior high, we were all able to stay together through 8th grade and maybe that's why all of us still feel like we have a special connection. We've lost so many but their gift to us are the memories. They're all in our hearts.

Times like these bring people together and it seems to me that we as a group are pretty amazing. Everyone has gone on to live their lives but we have this majical connection to each other. Thank you all for that.

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