Gerald A. Killeen

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Gerald A. Killeen, 78, of Hilton Head Island, SC passed away on March 23, 2018. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mae Walsh Killeen; father, Denis, sisters Betty Felton and Emily Wyland and brother, Denis. Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Patricia Killeen; sons Greg (Fran), Doug (Heather) and Brian (Natalie); and six grandchildren, Lauren, Nicole, Megan, Danielle, Nate, and Erin.
Born October 10, 1939 in Brooklyn, NY, Jerry lived his childhood in NYC and met his wife Pat in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn. He graduated from Iona College, received a Masters from Ohio University, and a PHD from Ohio State University. Jerry spent his career in public education working as a teacher, coach, principal and superintendent. In 1976, Jerry, Pat and their 3 sons moved to South Jersey where Jerry began a 26-year career as the Superintendent of the Black Horse Pike Regional School District.
Jerry was a dedicated husband and father who spent much of his free time attending his kids’ athletic events, playing tennis and spending summers at Lake George, NY. Upon retirement, Jerry and Pat moved to Hilton Head Island, SC where they split their time between Hilton Head, Lake George, and traveling to see their children and grandchildren in Atlanta, Denver, and Indianapolis.
During his retirement years Jerry enjoyed playing tennis and golf, reading the New York Times, drinking coffee at Starbucks, and working as an adviser for Nova Southeastern University where he advised students pursuing their doctorate in Education. Jerry was a caring husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many people who will miss him tremendously.
His funeral service will be held on April 7, 2018 at 10:30 at St Francis by the Sea Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association or a charity of your choice.