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“Three words.........CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP!!!!!!! ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: Mark and Barbara Detheridge - MI

“I work at American House where Jerry lived these last months. Some residents are on the quiet side and just keep to themselves. But Jerry was social...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Paula "May" Thomas - MI

“I NEVER KNEW THAT JERRY ALSO WORKED IN CRYPTOGRAPHICS , I SHARED THE SAME SPECIALTY WHILE N THE US AIR FORCE.JERRY ALWAYS HAD A JOKE AND HE WAS...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: EDWARD BEUTHIEN - DETROIT, MI

“I am so glad that my girls were able to have such an amazing relationship with their great-grandpa. They will be able to cherish all the memories...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Amy Colleran - Roseville, MI

“I am so glad that my girls were able to create such amazing memories with their great-grandpa. We will all miss you more than you know. Behave...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Amy Colleran - Roseville, MI

“Going to miss you Mr. Jerry. Say "HI" to my Mom and Dad. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Michael Jeleniewski - Eastpointe, MI

“We will miss you . So glad we had some time together at Christmas. Enjoyed your phone calls and jokes. Hope you can now tell them to Mom, Dad and...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Patricia Long - Lubbock, TX


Jerome Joseph ("Jerry") Colleran, age 82, died Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren, Michigan. Jerome was born April 16, 1935 in Detroit, Michigan, son the the late Joseph William Colleran and the late Anne Helen (nee: Pilkowski) Colleran.

Jerome was raised in Detroit and later entered the United States Navy during the Korean War from August 1, 1952, until his honorable discharge in Boston, Massachusetts on April 6, 1956. While in the Navy, Jerome spent one year and eight months in Sidi Yahia, French Morocco, North Africa, and acted as a Radio Operator ultimately attaining the rank of Cryptologic Technician Third Class.

Jerome was employed for 37 years with Burroughs, Burroughs OEM, Memorex OEM and Unisys. During Jerome's employment, he held the following job titles: Field Engineer, Project Support Engineer, Senior Engineer, Senior Writer, Senior Applications Engineer, Technical Manager (Memorex OEM) and Support Section Manager.

Jerome is survived by his dear children, Kathryn (Gilbert) Searle, Joseph (Kimberly) Colleran, Thomas (Erin) Colleran, Carol (the late William) Anthony, Kenneth (Teresa) Colleran, Christine (Leon) Compton, and their mother, Martha Colleran. He was the beloved brother of Patricia (Avis) Long, Lorretta Turner, the late Dolores DeGalleford, and is also survived by his 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Visitation for Mr. Colleran will be held on Friday, June 23rd from 3-9pm, with a 7pm Evening Vigil Service, at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 1/2 Mile Road) in Warren.

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Great Lakes National Cemetery

4200 Belford Road Holly, MI 48442