April 5, 1912 - June 19, 1996
Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek, CA) - Thursday, June 27, 1996
Jerry Jerabek, a newsman with the Oakland Tribune for 32 years, died June 19 at his home in Bay Point. He was 84.
The native of Hutchinson, Minn., lived in Bay Point for 48 years. He was a charter member and past president of the Contra Costa Press Club, Sigma Delta Chi national journalistic society and American Newspaper Guild. His many honors included the J.R. Knowland and Dave Hope awards. He was an elder, choir member and on the board of deacons of Pittsburgh Community Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed reading, writing, gardening, travel and vocal music.
He is survived by his sons, David Jerabek of Dumfries, Va., and Jeffrey Jerabek of Salem, Ore.; brothers, Henry Jerabek of Minneapolis, Paul Jerabek of Kirtland, Ore., and Robert Jerabek of Glenshaw, Pa.; and one grandchild. His wife of 49 years, Ione Jerkabek, died in 1988.
Services: Memorial 11 a.m. Friday at Community Presbyterian Church. His body was donated to medical research.