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Jerry Basil Harambasic

December 30, 2020

U.S. Veteran

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Jerry Basil Harambasic passed away at the age of 63 on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020 at home in Amherst, Virginia with his wife and youngest sister at his side after a six year battle with two cancers, heart disease, and diabetes.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Lula and Louis.  He is survived by beloved wife Sheryll, and siblings, Linda (Dale) Mulkins, Bill Bodnar, Louis Jr, Annie Schneider, Kathy (Eric) Feight, and Helen (Eric) Turnquist.  Although he had no children, he did raise several teenagers for the Navy.  He served 22 years in the Navy, retiring as a Chief Petty Officer.  He navigated ports throughout the world, steered his ship through a hurricane, and supported the Exxon Valdez oil spill clean-up in Alaska.  Jerry and Sheryll doted on three rescue dogs Sadie, Chilly, and currently Lucas.  Jerry will always be remembered for his defense of the weak, hard work, sage advice, sense of humor, heartfelt wit, and his generous heart.  An active member of the community, he was a regular attendee at Amherst High School sporting events.

Funeral services and burial were held at Resthaven Park Mortuary & Cemetery, in Phoenix, AZ.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Madison Heights, is assisting the family.

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