Jerald Segal of Milford, Pa., passed away on Feb. 21, 2021, at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale, Pa. He was 83.
Jerry was the son of the late Edward and Lila (Levine) Segal. He was born on Christmas Day, 1937, in Brooklyn, NY. Jerry was married to Rosa (Schettino) Segal, whom he lovingly referred to as Roe.
Jerry was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to many. He was a retired attorney and practiced in Brooklyn, N.Y., for almost 40 years. He moved to Milford in the early 1970s because of his love of horses and desire to raise his family riding them. His friends and family referred to him as the “Jewish Cowboy.”
Jerry is also survived by his children, Steven Segal and his wife, Esfe, Ken Segal, and his wife, Karin, Rebecca Repecki and her husband, Michael, and Eddy Segal. Jerry also leaves behind his grandchildren, Steven Segal, Delanie Shea, Lila Shea, and Jeremiah Segal, and his sister, Arlyne Sirota.
Jerry loved adventures and driving cross country with Rosa and their dogs, BoBo and Loretta. He and Rosa made that trip from their home in Milford to their home in Malibu, California, several times throughout the years and enjoyed every mile. He loved road trips and visiting friends and family throughout the country.
Jerry also loved horseracing and would love to load up his racehorses to race throughout the country at a moment’s notice. He also enjoyed horse shows and rodeos and loved watching his children participate in them. Jerry was a character and lived to make people happy and laugh. He will lovingly be remembered for his funny songs, impersonations, and crazy stunts, like bringing horses in the house to visit or through the dining hall of Malibu Ranch. The world has lost a true original. Giddy Up Jerry, you will be terribly missed by all who knew you and loved you. “Buk Buk.”
Graveside services were held at the Milford Cemetery on Feb. 26 with Rabbi Johanan Bickhardt officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to the Pike County Humane Society, P.O. Box 255, Milford, PA 18337.
Arrangements are made by Stroyan Funeral Home, Milford.