Jerry Kumar of Reno, NV passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, September 7th. He was 65 years old. Jerry was born and raised in Surat, India alongside his five siblings. At the age of 17, he immigrated to the United States to pursue the American Dream. He attended college at the University of Illinois at Chicago. It was at Chicago that he learned the virtue of perseverance when he became a lifelong Cubs fan. Jerry’s idea of lunch in those days was a bleacher seat at Wrigley field and a hot dog. He even went as far as to name his second born son after a Cubs player. After graduating college, he moved to Northern California, where he pursued his own business ventures in insurance and satellite TV.
In 1984, he met his loving wife, Janet Carter, and settled with her in Nevada where they have lived ever since. Janet and Jerry loved to pass their time together by hiking, reading, cooking, watching movies, traveling, and spending time with their beloved friends and family. Jerry is survived by his wife, Janet, and his two sons Edward (of Tokyo, Japan) and Andre (of Stanford, California), as well as his five siblings and his many loving nieces and nephews. Among many things, Jerry will be remembered by his giving spirit, patience, and colorful sense of humor. There will be a small ceremony prior to his cremation at La Paloma mortuary at 10:30 am on Saturday, September 10th. A larger public memorial will be planned at a later date.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations in his honor be made either to the End Polio Campaign of Rotary International or to the Toiyabe Chapter of the Sierra Club. You can access more information about the end polio campaign at https://givingtrail.org/cam
paigns/200050/end-polio-now. The Toiyabe Chapter’s website is www.sierraclub.org/toiyabe.