Gerald Gordon Nash was born on November 18, 1949, and passed away peacefully with his wife and children by his side on March 11, 2023. Jerry (as he was called) was born in Minneapolis, MN and was the youngest of 4 with two sisters and a brother. Jerry and his family moved to San Diego, CA when he was 6 years old. Jerry is survived by his loving wife, Susan Nash; their four children Joel, Erin, Andy and Jason; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
The Nash family lived in Linda Vista, a neighborhood in San Diego. When Jerry was 19, he joined the Steam Fitter Union Local 230 and started working at University Mechanical. He excelled at being a steam fitter and would go on to be a foreman, drafter, certified welding inspector, quality control director and even started the building information modeling (BIM) department at UMEC.
He lived in many places in San Diego including Encinitas, Tierrasanta, La Mesa and Santee. For a short period he enjoyed living the mountain life in Idyllwild, CA. Although he only called the small mountain town home for one year of his life; it would become a special place where his family would gather annually and enjoy the mountain air, blue jays, squirrels, woodpeckers and each other’s company.
Jerry also had a love for music and played in a folk band when he was young – he excelled at guitar. He also enjoyed going to all the kids/grandkids soccer, football and baseball games, school performances, dance recitals and awards ceremonies. Additionally, he liked live music, travel (roadtrips – he was not a fan of flying), the outdoors including gardening – growing his own fruits & vegetables. He loved having BBQ events at his house, having the family come together -- enjoying great food, great company & great San Diego weather.
Jerry will always be remembered as a calm, modest, music loving, hardworking, intelligent man. A sincere and loving husband, father, brother, grandpa and friend. He was a pioneer in the mechanical contracting industry; incorporating new technologies long before they became the standard. He will be missed dearly and forever but he will never be forgotten.