Jerry Wilsker, a former Rockaway resident, died January 18. He was 85.
Wilsker was a graduate of the University of Illinois and NYU Dental School. He served in the US Army Dental Corp. Upon retirement from the Army, he returned to his private practice in Rockaway, where he provided care to generations of families for 50 years.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Steve.
He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Thelma; brothers, Howard (Marge) and Paul (Judy); sons, Ron (Kris), and Stu (Ellen); grandchildren, Kim (Joe), Brad, Greg, Nicole, Jaime and David; and great-grandchildren, Alexandra, Taylor and Nathan.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Boca Raton Funeral Home in Florida. A service was celebrated at the South Florida VA National Cemetery in Lake Worth, Florida. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Hospice by the Sea.