Jerry D Stoll Obituary

Jerry D Stoll

Jerry Stoll, a life-time native of Michigan and all-American patriot who dearly loved his country, passed away on September 12, 2019 at the age of 93. He is survived by his beloved wife Joan and his sons Mark (Kathy) and Scott. Jerry was born in Pontiac, Michigan on August 30. 1926. He grew up loving the outdoors….fishing, hunting, camping, canoeing; white -water rafting; swimming; scuba diving and enjoying the marvels of Michigan. In 1956, he met his wife-to-be, Joan, and they married in 1958, enjoying the Michigan life over their 60+ years of marriage and raising their two sons, yet traveling the country and the world together. Jerry conducted his professional engineering studies at the General Motors Institute of Technology and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Over his professional career, Jerry made many important contributions to the automotive industry, especially with Ford Motor Company, where he was passionate about his involvement with Ford Racing. Other paths of his career led to working with Federal Mogul, Eaton, and finally, ECS Roush, where he retired in 1994. Jerry had many passions in life, but being with his dear friends and family was his greatest enjoyment. He just loved staying busy: sailing on his sailboat; gardening; chopping wood; working in his tool room; cooking; and spending time Up North traveling around Michigan. Perhaps Jerrys greatest enjoyment came with his involvement with the Detroit Power Squadron. He was Commander of the Squadron in 1994, but he spent many years contributing to the Squadron and boating safety in Michigan. Family will receive friends Wednesday, September 18, 2019 from 10am until the time of service at 12 Noon at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward Ave. (btwn 13-14 Mile), (248) 549-0500. In lieu of flowers, your thoughts and prayers are deeply appreciated. Funeral Home: A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu 32515 Woodward Ave (btwn 13-14 Mile) Royal Oak, MI US 48073
August 30, 1926 - September 12, 201908/30/192609/12/2019
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Funeral Home Owner
March 5, 2020
Bruce Lamm
September 18, 2019
To the Stoll family, and especially Joan, please accept my condolence on your immense loss. It was always a pleasure interfacing with Jerry at work and socially. WOW, I was not aware of Jerry's many outstanding accomplishments. Well done.
Lynn (Faustyn) Utley
September 17, 2019
The family of Norm & Betty Faustyn send our sincere condolences to the Stoll Family. We remember Jerry as part of the great group of Ford friends.
Lora Nelson
September 16, 2019
What a wonderful and fitting tribute. Please know I am thinking of all of you and sending many prayers to your family.