Gerald C. Preston
  • 87 years old
  • Date of birth:  August 24th, 1928
  • Place of birth:
  • Date of passing:  October 14th, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    San Jose, California, United States

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Gerald Cowles Preston, 87, born on August 24, 1928 and passed away on October 14, 2015. We will remember him forever.

If you have a story or photo you would like to share with his family and friends please do so. If you need any help please send an email to Margie (Jim's wife) at

And if you would like to honor Jerry - rather than send flowers or cards please donate to the Live Oak Adult Day Care Center in Willow Glenn (you can enter "in memory of Jerry Preston" into one of the address lines) or send a check to:

Live Oak Adult Day Care – Willow Glen
1147 Minnesota Ave
San Jose, CA – 95125
Tel: (408) 971-9363
Fax: (408) 971-9079

Live Oak offers a loving service that helps both the caregivers and Alzheimer's patients whether they can afford their services or not. Seniors pay only what they can afford or nothing at all. They took care of Jerry's sweet wife Ann Marie on Wednesdays during his many trips to the doctors. And she always enjoyed being there.

Candle lit by  Steve Bryant  on October 20th, 2015

I will forever be grateful to Jerry for giving my Mother Ann Marie 40 years of love and happiness.

Candle lit by  Linda Sessions  on October 20th, 2015

My Dad Bob Rockwell shared many interesting conversations with Jerry at their mutual dining table while Ann and Jerry were living at Carlton Plaza.  He was very sad to read about Jerry's passing.

Candle lit by  margie preston  on October 20th, 2015

Jerry Preston - I miss you so much! I was actually looking forward to being your chauffeur. You will never know how much I cared about you and your wife - what a great example you were for true love! You will always be my "Notebook" couple. I loved you dearly and will miss you more.

Candle lit by  jeanne sandretto johanson  on October 21st, 2015

I am saddened.  I have known Jerry Preston and his wife for many years  and they are amongst the nicest, kindest couples I have ever known.  My heart is heavy. Jeanne Sandretto

Candle lit by  Tony baptiste  on December 19th, 2015

Saddened to hear of Jerry's passing. Jerry and Ann were best friends with my parents since the 60's. I have many memories of good times with my family that include Jerry and Ann. He was such a kind and gentle soul.

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margie preston

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