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At 4:48pm on December 4, 2016, Dr. Nelson Harrison said…
  • LUCARELLI GERARD S. “JERRY” A..
LUCARELLI
GERARD S. “JERRY”
Age 74 of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Monday, November 28, 2016 in Jefferson Hospital. Born December 6, 1941 in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late Louis and Harriet (Novak) Lucarelli. A member of St. Michael's Parish in Elizabeth Twp., Jerry graduated from Carrick High School, from which he received a Distinguished Alumni Award, received his Bachelor's Degree from West Liberty University and did post-graduate work at Duquesne University. Jerry was a US Army Veteran, serving in the 8th Division of the Third Army Band in Germany, even playing on site at President Kennedy's famous "Ich Bin Ein Berliner" speech. After his service, he stayed active professionally in music, working as a music teacher for both Keystone Oaks and Clairton School Districts, serving as musical director for four area churches, and even playing with his brother, Louis in the Lucarelli Brothers Band. For his talents, Jerry was inducted into the Pittsburgh Jazz Society's Hall of Fame and received an award from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. He also was an accomplished equestrian, winning with his horse "Shawnee Heart" and using this activity, most importantly, to spend time with his grandchildren. Jerry is survived by his wife, Sally (Medvidovich) Muro Lucarelli, whom he wed in 2001; his son, Gerard S. (Karen) Lucarelli, Jr. of McDonald; his grandchildren, Anna Lee and Gerard K. Lucarelli; his brother, Louis (Joanne) Lucarelli of Bethel Park; his niece, Tricia Turner; and his nephews, Stephen and Michael Lucarelli. Friends will be received in the A.J. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 555 5th. St., Clairton, PA 15025 (412-233-5700) on Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 6-8 p.m, and on Sunday, December 4, 2016 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, December 5, 2016 at 10 a.m. in St. Michael's Church with Fr. Thomas A. Wagner officiating. Procession and burial will follow to St. Clare Cemetery, Clairton. Memorial contributions in Jerry's name should be made to the Relay for Life of the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
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At 4:45pm on December 4, 2016, Dr. Nelson Harrison said…

Gerard S. "Jerry" Lucarelli, 74, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, in Jefferson Hospital. Born Dec. 6, 1941, in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late Louis and Harriet (Novak) Lucarelli. A member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Township, Jerry graduated from Carrick High School, from which he received a Distinguished Alumni Award, received his bachelor's degree from West Liberty University and his master's degree from Duquesne University. Jerry was an Army veteran, having served in the 8th Division of the Third Army Band in Germany, even playing onsite at President Kennedy's famous "Ich Bin EinBerliner" speech. After his service, he stayed active professionally in music, working as a music teacher for both Keystone Oaks and Clairton School Districts, serving as musical director for four area churches, and even playing with his brother, Louis, in the Lucarelli Brothers Band. For his talents, Jerry was inducted into the Pittsburgh Jazz Society's Hall of Fame and received an award from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. He also was an accomplished equestrian, winning with his horse, Shawnee Heart, and using this activity, most importantly, to spend time with his grandchildren. Jerry is survived by his wife, Sally (Medvidovich) Muro Lucarelli, whom he wed in 2001; his son, Gerard S. (Karen) Lucarelli Jr., of McDonald; his grandchildren, Anna Lee and Gerard K. Lucarelli; his brother, Louis (Joanne) Lucarelli, of Bethel Park; his niece, Tricia Turner; and his nephews, Stephen and Michael Lucarelli.
Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, and from noon to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, in the A.J. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 555 5th St., Clairton, PA 15025, 412-233-5700. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, in St. Michael Church, with Father Thomas A. Wagner officiating. Procession and burial will follow to St. Clare Cemetery, Clairton.
Memorial contributions in Jerry's name should be made to the Relay For Life of the American Cancer Society

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At 6:43am on April 1, 2013, Dan Wasson said…

Jerry, would definitely show for your session at the Royal, but durn day job has me on 2-11 on Mondays all month. hopefully next month

At 5:43pm on February 11, 2012, Marta Graciela Bressi said…

Dear Jerry Lucarelli ,

I´d really appreciate it if you could take the time to look at my work and leave your impressions here or in the guestbook on my homepage -http://www.miartemartagracielabressi.webs.com/- where there are more samples of my digital art works, engravings and sculptures. The web site´s in Spanish but, if you want to read the texts in English, you can access my Livejournal:

http://pallasatheneas.livejournal.com

You can also visit the website we created with the Belgian jazz musician Dirk Schreurs to make our recent video art collaboration known to the world:

http://www.mindsofglass.webs.com/
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Minds of Glass:  ¨All visual compositions perfectly match the soundtrack’s expressive aesthetics in terms of emotional content and artistic strength” (New York/Los Angeles Independent Media Board).


http://cminejazz.com/show/2010/11/12/minds-of-glass

http://martagracielabressistudios.webs.com/

If it doesn't work, simply copy and paste the link on your browser. You'll find new images in the gallery.


Regards,

Marta

P.S.: Unfortunately, I' ve got too many contact on the network to add more.Feel free to add me if you want.



At 5:13am on February 7, 2011, Jessica Lee said…
hey jerry -u can see www.jessicaleesong.com for most non-private pgh based gigs that i sing.  think sat night am @ blue in north hills from 7-10pm (bluedining.com) w jay willis and roy ruzika.  next gig w tony janflone sr is sat march 5 @ primo in washington pa . . .am checking time w owner . . but think bw 7-9pm should be playing 4 sure . . maybe start a bit earlier or end a bit later . . . c u soon! jess
At 10:02pm on February 6, 2011, Jessica Lee said…
Hey jerry, tx 4 ur kind words! Will tell tony hello 4 u and hope 2 c u soon! Truly, jess
At 12:16am on April 5, 2009, Troy W Campbell said…
Hey Jerry welcom to the club I haven't seen you in a while. I am still gigin around a little bit but not like the old days. Are you still in the West Hills band? regards Troy Campbell
At 10:51pm on March 7, 2009, Jack Cenna said…
Hey Jerry, Please give my regards to brother Lou, I hope Lou is healthy, happy and prosperous. Sorry for the delay in responding to you but I just got back from 2 weeks out of the country {there's nowhere like home}. Later, Jack
At 4:19pm on March 2, 2009, Michele Bensen said…
Hi Jerry,
HOw are you? Been along time. By the way, I tried clicking on all you links and none of them worked. Thought you should know. Give me a call sometime? Say hi to Sally for me.
Michele
At 4:47pm on February 13, 2009, Jack Cenna said…
Hey, Jerry it's been a while since we have either seen or spoke to each other but as Nate Cole says," You're Unforgettable". I hope this note finds you in good health and happiness. I think this site is a terrific idea for all. Stay in touch, Jack Cenna
At 2:06am on December 30, 2008, Michael Sciomacco said…
Merry Christmas !
At 11:05pm on October 14, 2008, Luiz Santos said…
Welcome
Thanks for joining !
Be blessed!
Luiz
At 3:43am on October 9, 2008, Dr. Nelson Harrison said…
Welcome Jerry,

I hope this means that you have recovered fully and are back in top shape. Browsing this network will be even more therapeutic for you with all the memories and friends you'll find here so please enjoy. Looking forward to seeing you soon and/or playing with you. Thanks for joining.

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