Jerry Happek
Born 3/25/1921 in Germany DU
Died 3/21/2015 in Syracuse, NY

 Holocaust Survivor 
 Veteran 
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Jerry Happek, 93, died Saturday morning at James Square. Born in Germany, he was a survivor of the Holocaust. His family escaped Germany with a visa allowing them to enter Cuba; and then entered the US through NYC. They ultimately settled in Syracuse. Jerry graduated from the School of Architecture at Syracuse University in 1951 and joined a company in Buffalo. He later returned to Syracuse for work, and met his future wife, Natalie at a JCC dance. They were married in 1959, and made their home in the same house in DeWitt where they still live today. Jerry was a well respected architect throughout his career. Most recently he was associated with Galson and Galson. Jerry was a proud veteran of the US Army. He served in Military Intelligence due to his ability to speak several languages. He saw duty in Italy, N. Africa and Austria. He was passionate about classical music, was a skilled amateur photographer, and proud to have been a life member of the AIA. His family includes his wife, Natalie of 56 years; and their children, Wendy (Gregory Stauf) Happek, and Susan Happek. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, March 23 at Sisskind Funeral Chapel. Friends may visit with the family immediately prior to the service on Monday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral chapel, 3175 E. Genesee Street. Burial will be in Frumah Packard Cemetery. Contributions in Jerrys memory may be made to WCNY, or The Kidney Association of CNY.
Published in Syracuse Post Standard from Mar. 21 to Mar. 22, 2015
Brother: Werner Happek 1923-1944
 
Burial Location
A902
 
Spouse
 
Father
Kurt Sigmund Happek
Born 12/2/1887 in Berlin, Germany DU
Died 12/1/1952 in New York City, NY
 
Mother
Erna (Goldshmidt) Rothschild
Born 7/12/1888 in Hamburg, Germany GE
Died 11/22/1980 in Syracuse, NY