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Gerald T. Wetterhahn

March 9, 2022

Gerald T. WetterhahnGerald T. Wetterhahn, "Jerry" 69, of Clayton passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2022.

Jerry was born in Watertown June 27, 1952, son of Gerald J. and Norma McKeever Wetterhahn. He was a graduate of St. Mary's School Class of 1970 which was the last graduating class from St. Mary's. On December 31, 1976 he married Kathryn D. Shaw at the LaFargeville United Methodist Church.

He was a life-long farmer, working at Maple View Farms, also known as Norris Wetterhahn Estate and also for Robbins Family Grain/North Harbor Dairy, Sackets Harbor. Jerry was a communicant of St. Mary's Church. He was a long time lover of sports. He played hockey, basketball, and baseball, enjoyed St. Lawrence University hockey and family sporting events, and also coached his children in Clayton Minor Hockey for many years. "Mouse" played in the late 1970's to early 1980's for Shoreline Hockey and from 1983 to 1995 for the WWNY Channel 7 No-Stars Hockey Team. Time spent on the St. Lawrence River with his family and friends was very precious to him. There are many fond memories of hockey games on the farm pond, snowmobiling, four wheeler runs, Christmas dinners on the farm, and numerous Thanksgiving gatherings. Jerry had an open door policy until the day he passed, and loved his family fiercely.

Along with his wife, Kathryn, Jerry is survived by his two sons, Chad and his companion Colada Williams, VA and John and his companion Danielle Sanford, Dexter; two daughters, Andrea Morgan and husband Luke, Omar, and Melissa Shaw, Watertown; ten grandchildren, Kayla, Joshua, Allyson, Abigail, Caitlin, Caden, Emily, Nathan, Isabelle, and Daulton; and one great-grandson, Weston; sister Julie A. Dillenback, Watertown; two brothers, Joseph F. and wife Regina, Adams and Jon M. and wife Patricia, Clayton; former sister-in-law Denise A. Wetterhahn; godfather Jack Sullivan; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A funeral mass at St. Mary's Church will be on Saturday, March 19, at 10 AM with Fr. Arthur J. LaBaff presiding. A celebration of Jerry's life will start at 2 PM at Depauville Fire Dept. Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton and online condolences to his family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com. Donations in Gerald's name may be made to the Clayton Youth Commission, PO Box 191, Clayton, NY 13624.

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#49 RichGeorgeen Clarke 2022-03-24 09:34
Very sad news - we send sincere condolences to Kathy and Jerry’s family & friends. His life here was way too short but his memorable accomplishments were plenty.
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#48 Sharen Yaworski 2022-03-21 18:57
Dear Andrea, Kathryn and family,
Sorry to hear of your loss. Hopefully the pain you are feeling will be outweighed by the beautiful memories you will cherish forever.

“When you lose someone you love,
you gain an angel you know” author unknown
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#47 Sheri Scales-Soluri 2022-03-19 15:08
Julie, Andrea, Chad, John and family....my sincerest condolences to you all. May your happy memories get you through this difficult time. Prayers to you all.
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#46 HERBERT DEJOURDAN 2022-03-19 10:51
Sorry to see Mouse go, hope to play hockey with him in the afterlife. My prayers are with the family, It was great to know Jerry..
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#45 Lisa Greenan 2022-03-18 15:06
We are so saddened to hear of Jerry’s passing.. so many fond memories of visits to the farm and Thanksgiving dinners and playing Pedro!! Love to you all !! Lisa ,Gene ,Luke,Beth &Theo
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#44 Sue Streets 2022-03-17 21:02
Kathy and the whole family,
So sorry for your loss. Many good memories of the
Kids in hockey. Please take care,
Gib and Sue Streets
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#43 Peter Orvis 2022-03-17 13:51
Our Condolences, Thoughts, & Prayers to the entire Wetterhahn family. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. My God grant you peace of mind during this time of grief.
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#42 Lorraine Rogers 2022-03-17 10:16
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the whole Wetterhahn family........ Lorraine and Ken Rogers
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#41 David Hodge 2022-03-17 09:39
Condolences to family and friends
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#40 Judy Agar 2022-03-17 08:44
Sorry for your loss, prayers for the Wetterhahn family. Jerry was a great man. Hug hugs to all of you.
Rest in peace Jerry.

Judy and Eric Agar
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