Jerry Piro

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Jerry Piro

Jerry Piro passed away peacefully on April 9, 2021 after a long struggle with Lewy Body Dementia.  He was born April 6, 1947 in Portland, Oregon to Frank and Helene Piro.

He was a 1965 graduate of Portland’s Franklin High School.  He received bachelor and masters degrees in Aeronautical Astronautical Engineering from the University of Washington.  He worked for Rocketdyne for 3 years and retired from Boeing after 31 years.

Survived by his wife of 44 years, Mary Ellen, children Meredith, Teresa (Dave), Mark (Huilun), and Evan (Amber), grandchildren Baron, Sydney, and Oscar, sister Nancy (John), brother-in-law John (Nancy), nephews Brent, Todd, Nathaniel, and Jordan, cousins and many friends.

The family thanks Aegis of Marymoor & Continuum Hospice Care for the excellent care Jerry received.

To honor Jerry’s wishes, there will be no services.

Donations in memory of Jerry can be made to:

Lewy Body Dementia Association

Northwest Parkinson Foundation

6 Responses to “Jerry Piro”

  • Lisa Stuebing says:

    Jerry was an exceptional person. He taught me so much, including a greater appreciation for music. To me, the Lakme duet will always be Jerry’s love for Mary Ellen.

  • Audriana Berrysmith says:

    I’ve worked with Jerry and Mary Ellen for the past several years. In spite of everything Jerry had a great sense of humor he would laugh and tell jokes with me all the time. It was a pleasure to be here for him during his last years of life. I’m thankful to have seen such a strong and long lasting love between Jerry and Mary Ellen and I will cherish the memories and happy times.

  • Kathleen Arner Steuby says:

    I did not have the pleasure of knowing Jerry, but Mary Ellen is a Fife High School classmate, for that I am pleased to share. Prayers for Mary Ellen and entire family.

  • BJ CASTLE says:

    My husband & I met Mary Ellen & her lovely Mom, when my in-laws were neighbors to them. It is with much sadness that I met them so late in this connection. I never met Jerry, have just recently learned about him in sharing emails with Mary Ellen. He was a great guy, wonderful husband & father, who left this world too soon due to this horrible affliction, that is not well understood, & many of us are just learning about. I am sending best wishes & love to Mary Ellen & her family as they go about their daily lives, now with the void left by Jerry’s passing. Big HUGS, Barbara Castle, & Gregg Merrill….in Oregon 4/27/2021

  • Cindy Johnson says:

    Condolences to you and your children Mary Ellen. Dad ask that pass his condolences as well.

  • Cindy Johnson says:

    Condolences to you and your children Mary Ellen.

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