Jerome “Jerry” Trepel, 88, a longtime Rockaway resident, died April 3.
Trepel was born on October 12, 1921. He owned and operated Beach Cleaners on Beach 116 Street. He graduated from P.S. 114 and Far Rockaway High School. After his retirement from Beach Cleaners, Trepel moved to Pembroke Pines, Florida.
Trepel was preceded in death by his parents, Beatrice and Charles; and brother, Arnie.
He is survived by his wife, Anita; daughters, Mindy, Ilene, and Carolyn; brother, Seymour; sister, Myrna; grandchildren, Matthew, Rafaela, Isabelle, Nicole, Jacquelyn, and Madison.
Funeral arrangements remained private.