Jerry Dean Passes
September 14, 2007 at 5:40 AM (PT)
The first voice on the air at the legendary SAN FRANCISCO Jazz station KJAZ in 1959 was JERRY DEAN -- and the last voice when it went off the air in JULY, 1994 was JERRY DEAN. GERALD GENE SCHRAM "JERRY DEAN" passed away in BENICIA, CA, after a recent illness.
His love and passion for Jazz was only exceeded by his love for his family and friends. He will be remembered for his larger-than-life personality, his sense of adventure and travel, his rich beautiful voice, and his ability to share the music that he loved. JERRY is survived by SHIRLEY SCHRAM; daughters, KEMA SMALL (RIC), JODY JOHNSON (KEVIN), ALETA FREEMAN (RAY), MARCI SHACKLETON (OWEN), DEANNA BARTHOLOMEW (ROB); son, GERALD SCHRAM, JR. (NANCY) and 10 grandchildren.
Sign the guestbook at www.sfgate.com (go to obituaries and search for SCHRAM).