Gerald Warren Chidsey “Jerry”

Gerald Warren Chidsey “Jerry” - Rochester, NY - Rochester Cremation

Gerald Warren Chidsey “Jerry” Rochester, NY peacefully passed away On February 1-2022 Jerry is predeceased by his parents Charles Chidsey, Katherine Oakley and Sister Joann Hillyard. He is survived by his 5 Children sons Charles, Jerry daughters Melissa (Angel) Apryl Flamm (Josh)Jaclyn and 9 grandchildren Angeline, Brooklyn, Bailey, Joey, Jack, Lucus, Dominic, Karma Rose and Carson. Survived by his 5 Siblings John, Kathy, Bob,Christine and Fred as well as many cousins,nieces and nephews.

Jerry grew up in Rochester NY and graduated from East High School in 1972. He had a career at Wegman’s as a Warehouse Manger for several years. In 1990 he moved to South Florida changed career paths became a Semi truck driver he loved driving with the windows down listening to classic rock.

As a young boy Jerry was an altar boy At St. Monica Church. In the summers he enjoyed helping his grandfather with the animals on his farm.

Jerry was a Prostate cancer survivor. He was a fun loving optimistic simple man that lived a simple life, he was a one of a kind Character with a great sense of humor and a man with a huge heart.He would take his shirt off his back for anyone in need. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, Relaxing on his day’s off at the beach and having a few cold ones. Family get together’s meant a lot to him. He Loved his Children, grandchildren and his family dearly and close friends. Dad would want all of us to remember the good times and cherish those memories we shared with him.  He will be missed dearly and always in our hearts. Fly high Dad,(Grandpapa) and Brother This isn’t goodbye this is see you later

Friends and Family are invited to join us for a Celebration of Life on Tuesday, February 8th, 2022 from 2:00pm-5:00pm at Rochester Cremation, 1118 Long Pond Road, Greece, New York.

Jerry helped the homeless, would give them meals and a place to take a shower.

Please send donations in his honor to

National Alliance to End Homelessness
1518 K Street NW, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20005

7 Condolences

  1. Mr Herbert Richardson on February 7, 2022 at 1:18 am

    To the Chidsey Family:

    Our condolences to the family! Gerald was a great man who has seen life as an opportunity to have fun. (Live laugh love) You will be greatly missed and always in our hearts!

    Mr&Mrs Herbert Richardson

    • Daughter Melissa on February 8, 2022 at 9:03 pm

      Mr&Mrs Herbert Richardson thank you for your kind words.

  2. Melissa Chidsey on February 7, 2022 at 11:09 pm

    Dad I’m lost for words my heart is broken, all I want is to see my phone light up with your picture and name pop up! I miss hearing your voice, I will miss our 3-4 times a day calls Dailey checking on me and little one Angeline. We miss you so much I know you are proud of me and Angeline, you were always there for me telling me to do what makes me happy no matter what! You have given me the strength this last week, I have felt you all around me and Ang. We miss you dearly you always told me to take everything one day at a time and this is one of the hardest things I’ve been through losing you so soon my heart hurts. I will always cherish our Sunday breakfast’s at Denny’s together and hitting up the beach enjoying the sunshine and the view also putting our feet in the water and you telling me honey look look every 7th wave is the biggest wave and indeed it was. Dad I don’t know how I’m gonna get through this please give me the strength. I know you will always be near watching over me and Angeline. I can hear you telling me honey everything is going to be ok. In time things will make sense right now I’m so broken. I know you would not want me upset, every day I’m getting better. I have my biggest Angel watching over me I know you will keep us safe. Our memories together I will always cherish them and you will forever be in my heart. I miss you dad so much this is not goodbye this is see you next time. Dad I was so close bringing you home with me. It’s so hard knowing I won’t see you and hug you. I get my huge heart from you I will do anything for anyone just like you did for other’s. Forever and always Melissa your (MAC) and little one Angeline until next time dad I love you and I will miss you dearly our Angel up a above until next time. I love you Dad

    • denice mattle on February 12, 2022 at 5:01 pm

      Derar Jerry and family
      We had great children memories in the old neighborhood.
      Wish all family well
      Saying prayers for another life again.
      Have peace.
      forever in thoughts and prayers

  3. ALEXIS BIANCHI on February 8, 2022 at 9:22 am

    My heart hurts for charles and his siblings. I did not know Jerry personally. Well…I did get the opportunity to meet Jerry one time recently before he passed saw he was a sweet man and from the story’s I have heard and read I see were charles gets his kind heart ❤ and that makes me smile. My prayer are with you charles and your family at this time and may you all heal fast. I love you ❤

  4. Apryl on February 8, 2022 at 12:58 pm

    I love you Daddy… Rest in Paradise

  5. Marlena Lewis on February 8, 2022 at 1:39 pm

    Fly High Sir… Your son Charles always talked about u … he loves you so much … as much as he talks about you I feel like I knew you!!! You are now in a perfect place … RIP
    Ronald & Marlena Lewis

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