Jerome (Jerry) Charles Kaul
BREWER/ORRINGTON -- Jerry C. Kaul, 76, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family April 7, 2012 after a 47-year battle with type I diabetes. He was born July 18, 1935 in Rumford, son of Julia (Beeaker) and Charles (Kaulakis) Kaul. He graduated Stephens High School and entered the United States Air Force.
He served as Captain in the 71st SAC. He piloted a KC97G air refueling tanker. It was the dream of his life! He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans. As a civilian, he graduated UMO with a BS in business administration and retired after 28 years with GTE.
Jerry was a devoted husband, father, Papa and friend. He enjoyed family, planes, travel, fishing, hunting, Lithuanian heritage, community service with Lion's Club, pranks, jokes, and lots of laughter.
Jerry is survived by his wife of nearly 55 years, Vivian (Nelson) of Orrington; two sons, Richard J Kaul and wife, Sue of Millinocket, and Michael C. Kaul and wife Lynn, of Manchester, NH; daughter, Lynne Kaul Cox and husband, Dan of Orrington; grandsons, Richard II and Cory Kaul, DJ Cox, and Benjamin Kaul (USMC); one granddaughter, Mikayla Kaul; sisters, Patricia Hopkins of Rumford and Barbara Buxton and husband, Rick of Orwell, VT; many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends across the country.
Jerry was predeceased by his parents; sister, Mary Ann; and grandson, Ryan.
Visiting hours will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at S.G. Thibault Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. on Monday, May 7 at Parish of the Holy Savior. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions in Jerry’s memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 169 Lancaster St., Portland, ME 04101.