Jerry (Jake) Repard, 77, of Canandaigua passed away on December 4, 2014. Jake grew up on his family’s dairy farm in Holcomb, NY and is pre-deceased by parents, Edward and Edna (Richmond) Repard; brothers, James (Mary, Julia) and Roger (Celia) and beloved dog, Maggie.
Jake is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 57 years Jean (Gentner) Repard; children Nila (Charles Forbes II), Rhonda Walker, Beth, Jennifer (Patrick Dunne), and Edward Repard; grandchildren Leanne Van Dongen, Todd (Jenn Hargrave) Van Dongen, Adam (Laura) Edwards, Patrick Walker, Timothy Walker, Andrea (Jordan Neidert) Edwards, “grandchildren” James (Ashley) Anderson, Sarah (Jimmy) Coyne, and step-grandchildren Charles (Sarah) Forbes and Grace Forbes; great-grandchildren Amelia Coyne, Colin, Loralai, Lucy, and Brayden Forbes; brother-in-law, David (Jane) Gentner and sister-in-law, Ruth (Craig) Anderson, as well as many cherished nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Jake was an avid sportsman who played and coached basketball, baseball, and softball on area teams. As a 50 year member of the Cheshire Volunteer Fire Department Jake held many positions such as President, Captain, and First Assistant Chief. Jake was a member of the Finger Lakes Builders Association and volunteered his time to the Ontario County Historical Society with a special interest in the bi-annual County Barn Tour.
He engaged in farming throughout much of his life growing up on a dairy farm and then later operating a vineyard at his home of 50 years south of Cheshire in the Town of Canandaigua. Between 1974 and 2002 Jake served the Town of Canandaigua holding positions including Deputy Highway Superintendent, member of the Planning Board, Building Inspector, and Code Enforcement Officer.
Family and friends are invited to celebrate Jake’s life at an Open House at the Cheshire Fire Hall One, 4285 Route 21 Cheshire, NY from 1PM to 5PM on Sunday, December 14th. Burial at the Pinebank Cemetery in Cheshire will be at the family’s convenience.
Thank you to the Finger Lakes VNS for their hospice support. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Ontario County Historical Society (OCHS) 55 N Main St, Canandaigua, NY 14424 or the Canandaigua Comfort Care Home 5160 Parrish Street Extension Canandaigua, NY 14424. Please sign Jake’s online guestbook, at Rochester Cremation.com. Arrangements are being handled by Rochester Cremation.
Rochester Cremation, 4044 W. Henrietta Road, Rochester NY 14623, 3592300, RochesterCremation.com