Jerome “Jerry” Harte

Jerome “Jerry” Harte

January 5, 2015


Jerry Harte, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, formerly of the Green Ridge Section Scranton died January 5th in Florida.

Born in Scranton he was the son of the late Joseph and Dorothy Powell Harte.  He was a graduate of Scranton Central High School and in his youth he was a cub scout, boy scout, played the accordion and baseball.  He enjoyed acting in school plays and was an excellent billiards player.  After moving to Florida he was employed with the beach patrol, meter monitoring as well as bartending. 

His contagious smile and upbeat personality was welcomed and liked by all.

Surviving are a sister Marilee Sweeney and her husband Jim and their children Michael and Tara; a brother Joseph his children Joseph, Ashley, Jason and Madison; an uncle, Paul Harte; one great niece; two great nephews;  numerous cousins and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in the Immaculate Conception Church, 801 Taylor Ave. Scranton.

Interment took place in Cathedral Cemetery.

Arrangements were entrusted to and under the care and direction of the Vanston and James Funeral Home, Ash St. Scranton.

To share a memory or to leave an online condolence please visit the funeral home’s website.     


  1. Nancy Payton

    I am so sorry to hear this news. My condolences to Jerry’ s family.

  2. Marianne McDonnell-Colarossi

    I am so sorry, Jerry. You deserved so much bettet. May you rest in peace.

  3. Ellen Cummings Eiden

    So sorry for your loss. Jerry was a sweet, funny and handsome man. He had the greatest smile .

  4. Susie Minora Taplin

    I have great memories of Jerry being a guy with a contagious smile, funny ,warm hearted and enjoyed having a good time. I am very saddened to hear this news. May he rest in peace. To his family and close friends, please accept my deepest condolences over your loss of a loved one. Bless you all…….

  5. Cindy Cerminaro

    so sorry to hear this news, Jerry was a great guy, had fun in High School with him!! Rest in peace, thoughts and prayers to the family.

  6. Judi Kaplan Ivins

    All of us from Scranton Central High School are so sad to learn about Jerry. He will always be fondly remembered for his big smile, flowing hair, inimitable walk, and fun-loving spirit. Our hearts go out to the Harte Family. Rest in peace, Jerry.

  7. Karen Goodman James

    Very sorry for your loss. Jerry was a great guy to be around, funny, kind, and always smiling. Many of us who went to Scranton Central High with him have sweet memories. RIP Jerry.

  8. helene johnson

    i’ll always remember jerry as a gorgeous, funny and nice guy–i had the biggest crush on him in high school rest in peace

  9. Jan Henry

    I have known Jerry for 40 years. We first met in Scranton and then both of us lived in Ft. Lauderdale. He was a very sweet guy with a smile that could light up a house. He always treated me with kindness and respect. Anyone that knew Jerry didn’t have a bad word to say about him. I will always remember that big, beautiful smile that I have always associated with him. Loved you Jerry. I hope you’re now at peace.

  10. Barb Mattes

    My heart breaks for Jerry and his family. We were friends in high school and I’ll always remember him as my date for a sorority dance. Looking at that picture of us from 1971 brings back such nice memories. His smile was contagious. Jerry was a gentleman and a super guy. Keep smiling Jerry and watch over all your friends. Peace.

  11. Marty Ferguson

    Marilee and Joe I am so sorry to hear this news. Please know that you and your families are in our prayers and thoughts.

  12. Kevin X. McDonough

    As I read through the comments, I was not surprised to see everything printed was from women – Jerry was quite the ladies’ man. Yes he did have an infectious smile and zeal for life. HIs death may have been tragic, but his life was anything but! Jerry may have been my cousin, but more importantly, he was my friend. A friend that will be dearly missed. I love you my friend and till we meet again – enjoy the party!

  13. Marianne McDonnell

    I rememeber Jerry’s smile’…..He was a very nice guy. Haven’t seen him in many years but I wish I had. I will not pretend to understand what brought him to all this, but I know he deserved much, much better. Rest in peace,my friend. You will not be forgotten…..

  14. Katie Cummings Rosler

    Jerry was my senior prom date in 1972 and needless to say his arrival in top hat, tails, gloves and cane was quite a sight. I will always remember his smile, his laugh and his boyish charm. My deepest condolences to his family, may he rest in peace.

  15. kathy barrett

    Joey and Marilee , I am so sorry for the loss of your brother. I know how it feels, we lost our brother John few years ago. I remember Jerry from being at your house so often in the 60’s. he always made me laugh, and was such a gentleman. He did not deserve to die this way. My thoughts and prayers go out to you. Now the Angels are being treated to his great smile, as I am sure he is in Heaven God bless your whole family

  16. Tom Flora

    I knew Jerry for about 30 years in Fort Lauderdale as a fellow Bartender, I will
    truly miss him, Rest In Peace, My Friend

  17. nicole marie

    Miss you jerry. The park hasn’t been the same without you.laya and I go there every day and sit on the dock and remember our good times and laughs. I miss you. Don’t worry I got you. Lol. Xoxo

  18. Robert McIntyre

    May you rest in Peace, Jerry. You’re Missed by so many here in Fort Lauderdale. We’ve lost a Truly Great Guy!

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