Jerry Dale Via

December 12, 1940 - February 02, 2023


Obituary For Jerry Dale Via

Jerry Via, 82, of New Port Richey, FL passed away peacefully and suddenly on February 2nd, 2023 at Bayonet Point Hospital. Jerry was born and raised in Richmond, Indiana and had retired to Florida a decade ago. While he retired as a Tool & Die Maker from H&P Tool Company in Richmond, he was a Jack-of-all trades, sometimes working two jobs at a time. From delivering newspapers and mowing lawns as a boy, to working in a shoe store as a teen, one of his second jobs was as a school bus driver for Centerville Abington Schools. Having driven a school bus for many years, he was a natural at driving the Murat Shriners van, taking local children to the Shriners Children's Hospital in Lexington. Jerry enjoyed being a Shriner and was a past President, as well as a participant, in local and regional parades dressed as a clown driving a go-cart. Jerry was a member of the following organizations: Masonic Temple of Hagerstown, IN; Murat Shriners of Richmond, IN; Royal Order of Jesters, of Indianapolis, IN; and Fraternal Order of Eagles of New Port Richey, FL. Jerry is survived by his children, Jerald Via of Richmond, IN and JanEva Jones of Tallahassee, FL; and step-children, Gale Myles of Anacortes, WA and William Myles of Cincinnati, OH; brother, Thomas Via of Richmond, IN; grandchildren, Charity Rodriquez, Jessica Houfek, Jeremy Via, Dane Via, David Jones, Faye Ehrich, and Anastasia Ehrich; as well as great-grandchildren, Heavenly, Seraphina, Collin, Olivia, Lincoln, Lily, Jacqueline, Stellan, and Ines. He is preceded in death by his parents, Dale and Mary Elizabeth Via; siblings, Gary Via and Sharon Stiens; spouses, Katheen Burgess and Nadine Myles; and special friend, Mary Ann Butler. Jerry's three Memorial Services will be as follows: Private family viewing on February 6th; and two public Celebration of Life Services to be held in New Port Richey, FL and in Richmond, IN on dates to be determined at the family's convenience. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Shriners Children's Hospital of Lexington at Philanthropy Dept., 110 Conn Terrace, Lexington, KY 40508, or at the following website:

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  • 02/07/2023

    So sorry for your loss of Jerry. Always was nice to chat with him as I went down the stairs n up. He will be missed by many of us..RIP Jerry

  • 02/05/2023

    Your love will keep me going on , when I go see little Ant I will give him a hug and kiss for you 😘 💖 he really loves ❤️ you.

  • 02/05/2023

    JanEva and Jerald your father was a magnanimous kind and generous person. He was our rock - always there to help out, to support us and have fun. So many memories of him boating, getting out the tricycles and bikes, picnics and adventures. He was a huge supporter of Faye's Univ. rowing years and great joker with Ana. Grandfathers get a very special opportunity to be their best selves and Jerry sure came through. He loved you beyond the moon and felt great solace in knowing you were there for him when he needed you. I am so very proud to have been his "daughter" and he our children's grandfather and great grandfather. We are so grateful.

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