Jerry “Jay” Aldelberg
December 26, 1957- January 31, 2023
Jay was born in Pomona, CA to Harold and Harriet (Calig) Adelberg. He attended Bonita High School and then enlisted in the US Navy after graduating high school. He loved serving his country and did a tour of duty in Antarctica, where he learned about computer technology and communications.
After his service in the US Navy, Jay attended Mt. San Antonio College where he earned his Associate Degree and received high honors. He was chosen for the “Who’s Who in Community College” award and was an avid student. Later, he attended some courses at Loma Linda University.
Jay loved working in IT and was able to have his own business serving the Southern CA area with his skill.
Exploring nature, going on camping trips, hikes and nature walks were Jay’s passions. He enjoyed the title of “Snow White’s brother” because all animals seemed to love him.
Jay also had a love for music, especially Jazz and Blues. He developed a large network of friends in the Los Angeles Blues Society, and often spent many evenings at Babe’s and Ricky’s at Jam sessions, dancing and coordinating the sessions.
Later in life, Jay decided to go back to school to become an armed Security Officer. He loved working at his final job at Chase bank, which was less than a block away from where his dad had once had a men’s clothing store in downtown Pomona. The customers and staff loved having Jay there and felt safe.
Finding time to be active in the community, Jay became a facilitator for the Vet 2 Vet services, and loved volunteering in various capacities, especially setting up the Menorah for the Chabad of the Inland Empire. Jay was a generous man with his time and talent.
Jay’s passing was sudden, unexpected and heart wrenching. He will be missed by all who knew him and were blessed by his gentle spirit. He is survived by his niece, Shayna Morrison, and the love of his life, Peggy (Margaret) Sanders. He is preceded in death by his parents, and his sister, Susan Morrison. Jay leaves behind a large network of extended family and friends.