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Jerrine Marie 'Jeri' Remus

April 22, 2016

Jerrir Marie RemusJerrine Marie "Jeri" Remus, 89, of Watertown passed away Friday evening, April 22, 2016, at Samaritan Medical Center.

Calling hours will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown on Friday, April 29, from 5 - 8PM. A prayer service will be at the funeral home on Saturday, April 30, at 12:15PM followed by the funeral Mass celebrated at Holy Family Church at 1PM with Rev. Steven Murray, pastor, presiding. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery following the mass.

Jeri was born in Fine on July 14, 1926, daughter of William and Rena Compo Wells and she graduated from Harrisville High School. She married Joseph F. Jenack on December 30, 1944 in Harrisville and he passed on September 29, 1950. On January 19, 1957 she married Roy F. Remus at Holy Family Church.

For over 50 years she was a dance instructor at various dance studios in the area and to her students, she was fondly called "Miss Jeri". She later worked at the Flower Memorial Library. She was a Certified Dance Instructor of Dance Masters of America, a communicant of Holy Family Church and a member of American Legion Auxiliary Post 61.

Along with her husband, Roy, Jeri is survived by her five children, Judy A. Jenack, Watertown, Jill T. Kwoka and husband, Michael, Lockport, Jan M. Cleaver and husband, Robert, Watertown, Brian J. Remus and wife, Laurel, Clifton Park, and Bruce W. Remus, Burrville; daughter-in-law, Julie Jenack, Virginia Beach, VA; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren; sister, Judy Stewart, UT; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides her first husband, Joseph F. Jenack, she was predeceased by her son, Joseph F. Jenack II, daughter, Jerilyn M. Remus, and two sisters, Joan LaClair and Jacqueline Vallencour.

Donations in her name may be made to a charity of your choice. Online condolences to Jeri's family may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#16 Martha Millett 2016-04-30 08:02
Miss Jeri truly touched my life.. I have very fond memories. Sincere condolences to the family. I hope your memories will enforce just how special she was to so many people.
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#15 Diane Brown 2016-04-26 23:18
with our deepest sympathy our thoughts and prayers go out to you all .Donna Clark and family
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#14 Tim & Kathy Cleary 2016-04-26 20:08
Miss Jeri touched the lives of thousands during the years she taught dance. Young lives influenced by her beautiful spirit, her smile, her patience, her guidance. Our three girls were fortunate to have had an opportunity to study with her. Truly, the world is a better place because Miss Jeri was here.
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#13 Jeph Smith 2016-04-26 13:28
My deepest condolences to the family of ":Miss Jeri." I had Jeri for a dance instructor, at Dee's Dance Academy, for approximately 7 years in the late 60's to mid 70's. It was really fun when I got to dance with Miss Terry, Miss Jeri, Nancy Boynton and some of the older students at the dance recitals. Jeri made me feel like Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly and Ray Bolger all wrapped up in the same body. I feel very lucky to have known a woman like Miss Jeri.
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#12 Lisa Lowes 2016-04-25 14:25
I am so sorry for your loss she always had a smile on her face when she came into visit at ssv i always stoped to talk to her was a very happy person.
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#11 Patricia Fanning 2016-04-25 14:07
My heart is heavy w/grief. I have lost a dear friend but I know that God welcomed her w/open arms. My deepest condolences to Roy, their children, and family members. Jeri & family will be in my prayers. She will be missed greatly.
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#10 Mary Lundy 2016-04-25 13:04
I am so very sorry for your lost Bruce, Brian and family.
There are no words that will ease your pain, just know
you are all in my thoughts and prayers. She was and still is a great lady. Rest In Peace Mom Jeri -
All my blessings,
Mary Chris
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#9 Ginny Humphrey Jones 2016-04-25 11:40
Judy, Brian, and family,
I'm so very sorry. Your Mom was such a fun loving lady! Enjoyed our dance classes, and the laughs.
My sincere condolences,
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#8 Rick Boshart 2016-04-25 09:57
Condolences to the entire Remus and Jenack families. Mrs. Remus was a wonderful person. I remember her well from being our neighbors. Always smiling and inspiring others. Thoughts and prayers to the entire family.
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#7 Brenda McCrary 2016-04-25 09:49
Miss Jeri--what can I say? You were my mentor and my friend. We had many great times at Center Stage and I will cherish your memory always. It was an honor to perform beside you....your tap work was always phenomenal. Tap on, my friend....see you when I get there. With love and respect, Miss Brenda
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