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Jerry Harper

Obituary of Jerry Harper

Jerry Harper of Fairport, NY entered into rest at home after a brave battle with pancreatic cancer on August 26, 2021. Born in Rome, NY, on May 7, 1948, he was a son of the late James and Geraldine (Carroll) Harper, Sr. Predeceased by his beloved daughter, Katie. Survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Carolyn Dwyer Harper, three devoted sons: Brian Dwyer Harper (Erica DaCosta), Kevin Matthew Harper, Cormac James Harper. Jerry is also survived by one darling granddaughter, MacKenzie Aurora Harper. Jerry was fortunate to have the love of four brothers who survive him: James (Betty Ann), Dan (Laura), David (Nancy), and Christopher. He is also survived by many cherished nieces and nephews. For 46 years, Jerry was a cherished part of the Dwyer family. He loved his in-laws as a second family and is survived by his in-law siblings Sheila Colombo (Bill), Bill Dwyer (Lynn Doucet) and Beth Bunce (Ed). He is also survived by many nieces and nephews with whom he was very close. Jerry was a Manufacturer’s Rep for Nike for 29 years, where he made some of the closest friendships of his life. He was blessed to have many close friendships throughout his life and treasured the opportunity to connect with them, especially during these last difficult months. Jerry was a kind, compassionate man with a ready smile for all. He loved traveling, and took many extended trips to Europe, where he fearlessly drove the steepest hillside roads. He enjoyed many times at lakeside cottages, and always enjoyed getting together with the extended family. The family is so appreciative of all the love and support from family, friends, and our wonderful neighbors. We are also grateful to the caring team at Wilmot Cancer Center and URMC Hospice. You have all enriched our lives beyond measure. Calling Hours: Wednesday, September 1st, 4-6:00 p.m. at Richard H. Keenan Funeral Home (Egypt Location), 7501 Pittsford Palmyra Road, Fairport. Funeral Mass: Thursday, September 2nd, 10:00 am at St. John of Rochester Church, 8 Wickford Way, Pittsford, NY 14450 In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to: Katie Harper Youth Hope Fund: or to Wilmot Cancer Institute:


4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Richard H. Keenan Funeral Home
7501 Pittsford Palmyra Rd.
Fariport, New York, United States

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am
Thursday, September 2, 2021
St. John of Rochester Church
8 Wickford Way
Fairport, New York, United States