Jerome H. Willard


Jerome H. Willard, 85, passed away at home on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, after a long illness. Born in Ballston Spa, NY on June 24, 1931, he was the son of Ralph and Effie Willard.

Jerry enlisted in the US Army and served during the Korean War, earning a Purple Heart, Bronze Star and Silver Star. He was a disabled veteran. Jerry was a member of VFW Post 358 and American Legion Post 234 in Ballston Spa.

He was predeceased by his daughter Jo-Ann Hart. Jerry is survived by his wife of 59 years Marie Barnes Willard; their children Lorri Zarro (James), Jerome Willard (Dorothy), and James Willard; Jo-Ann’s children who he raised as his own, Christopher Hart (Sarah), Jamie Dunham (Chip), and Joshua Hart (Laura); grandchildren Riley Willard, Brian Zarro (Jenn), Matthew Zarro (Theresa) and Misty Augustine, 15 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited and may call on Saturday, April 29 from 10am to 12noon at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will be held at 12 noon. Burial will follow in Powell Wiswall Cemetery, Ballston Spa.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Jerry may be made to your local animal shelter for the adoption of older animals.

Guest Book

Maureen Normile Kozakiewicz

Josh and Laura - so very sorry for your loss. I'm sure your dad is at peace - what a hero he is - for so many reasons! Love to you both and to your extended family!

David & Helen Irish

We never met a man we respected more. We will miss him like our own.

Deborah Davis

James,
So sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. May the memories comfort you, and may love and peace surround you and your family. My sincere condolences.

Michele Bounds

I'm sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to the family

Debbie Martino

Dear Lorri and Family, I'm sorry for your loss.

Ann and Roger Pettit

Jerry & Jim,
Sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Shannon Doherty

I'm so sorry for your loss.