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Jerald A. "Jerry" Atkins

November 20, 1932 — February 1, 2016

Jerald A. “Jerry” Atkins, 83, of Etters, passed away Monday, February 1, 2016 in his residence.

He was retired from both the former Navy Ships Parts Control Center, Hampden Twp. and Motor Freight Express, York. He was a graduate of John Harris High School, Harrisburg and was a member of the St. Lawrence Club, the St. Aloysius Club, the St. Mary’s Club and the Dutch Club, all of Steelton, and the Verhovay Home Association, Harrisburg. He enjoyed fishing, horse racing and was an avid Baltimore Ravens fan.

Jerry was born in Harrisburg to the late Adam and Ruth (Spittle) Atkins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his longtime companion Ruth Margaret Sersch and a daughter Christine Marie Raymond.

He is survived by his children, Joseph A. Sersch, Jr. of Summerdale, Cynthia A. Zeigler and husband Gary of New Cumberland and Mark A. Sersch and wife Yvonne of New Cumberland; nine grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.

A Celebration of Jerry’s life will be held from 1 – 4 pm on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at the Verhovay Home Association, 1012 S. 29th St. Harrisburg, PA 17111.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are respectfully requested to the Verhovay Home Association and mailed to the address listed above.

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Saturday, February 20, 2016

1:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

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