Jerome 'Jerry''s Story

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Jerome "Jerry" McAuliffe, 65, of Alden, passed away suddenly on July 27, 2017 at his home. Jerry was born on April 13, 1952 in Detroit, the son of John and Jean (Wallace) McAuliffe.
First and foremost, Jerry was a family man who always provided for and cherished the ones he loved. He was also an avid golfer with an immense love and passion for the game. Jerry was a happy, joyful man who could light up any room that he walked in to.
Jerry worked at the Birmingham Country Club from 1991 to 2009, where he served as their general manager for over two decades. He continued his work as general manager at several other country clubs in the area until his retirement in 2013. His honesty, integrity, and tireless work will have an everlasting effect on everyone who knew him.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy (Kershner) McAuliffe, whom he married on Feb. 15, 1980 in Bellaire. Also surviving are two children, Kyle (Ami) McAuliffe, of Farmington Hills, and Molly (Ryan) Gardner, of Ferndale; three brothers, Jim (Sherry) McAuliffe, of Overland Park, Kansas, Jay (Bel) McAuliffe, of Decatur, Georgia, and Jeff (Kristi) McAuliffe, of Shoreline, Washington; a sister, Jane (Bruce) Peterson, of Merrimack, New Hampshire; his in-laws, Ron (Bonnie) Kershner, of Alden; a brother-in-law, Steve Kershner, of Alden; many nieces and nephews; special friends, Bob Thoresen and Via Brummer; as well as many other close friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother-in-law, Ronald Kershner; and his sister-in-law, Beth Kershner.
A memorial service will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, at 2 p.m., at the Church in the Hills, Bellaire, with Pastor David Ramage officiating. A memorial service will also be held Sunday, Aug. 20, at 1 p.m., at The Congregational Church of Birmingham, UCC, 1000 Cranbrook Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Congregational Church of Birmingham, UCC, 1000 Cranbrook Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304.
An online guestbook is available at www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are being handled by the Central Lake Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.
Published on August 6, 2017
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