Gerald “Jerry” Pope passed away on Sunday, November 7, 2021, after a brief battle with lung cancer while surrounded by his loving family at the golden age of 81. Devoted Father of Renee (James) Wersching and John (Bianca) Pope. Loving son of Mary (now 100 years old) nee Becci and the late John Pope. Fond Grandfather of Gianni, Jimmy, Nicolette and John. Dear Brother of Richard (Susan) Pope. Dear Uncle of Gina, Richard and Catheryn. Dear Cousin and Friend to many.
Jerry was a 40-year member of Teamsters Local 705, a past President of the Italian-American Civic Organization of Berwyn and a former Coach for the St. Mary of Celle Soccer Team. He loved making his award-winning wine with his Family and Crew and was a legend among everyone that knew him.
Family and Friends are to gather for the Visitation on Saturday, November 13, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Russo’s Hillside Chapels, 4500 Roosevelt Road, Hillside, Illinois 60162 (located between Mannheim and Wolf Road). Interment will remain Private for Family only. A Chapel Service of Christian Burial will be celebrated during the Visitation promptly at 6:00 p.m. For additional information call (708) 449-5300. Please visit Jerry’s personal tribute website at www.russohillsidechapels.com and sign his guestbook. In Lieu of Flowers All Donations collected will be gifted to the Italian-American Civic Organization of Berwyn.
Regardless of Vaccination Status, you will be required to wear a facial mask or facial covering to enter the building.