Gerald R. Cataldo

Born: Mon., Nov. 9, 1942
Died: Sat., Jan. 23, 2021

Family to do services at later date

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Gerald “Jerry” Ronald Cataldo, age 78, of Youngsville, Pa, passed away on January 23, 2021, at his home. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pa, on November 9, 1942, a son to the late Gerald and Florence (Lehman) Cataldo of Gibsonia, Pa.

Jerry is the beloved husband of Bethany (Blough) Cataldo, father of Gerald Cataldo Jr. and Kimberly (Cataldo) Holden, stepfather of two, Bret and the late Vance Bachelor and grandfather of 3 grandsons, 4 granddaughters, 4 great grandchildren and 3 step-grandchildren.  

In addition to his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by his brother, Gary Cataldo and sister, Jackie (Cataldo) Stritzinger.

Gerald, “Jerry” was a graduate of Hampton High School, in Allison Park, Pa, and was a proud Marine from 1961 to 1966.  He worked as a Deputy Conservation Officer for the Pa Fish and Boat Commission and retired as Police Chief of the Youngsville Police Department. Jerry was an avid and passionate (maybe even obsessive) fisherman and loved spending time on Chautauqua Lake with his wife, Bethany.

Jerry did not want a funeral with visitation because of the Covid-19 pandemic.  A memorial service will be held (in his words), “down the road.”

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to, Shriners Children’s Hospital, 1645 W. 8th St., Erie, Pa 16505.

The Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Services, in Youngsville, have been entrusted with all arrangements. Condolences to the family may be made at

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Ed and Judy Rollinger
   Posted Mon January 25, 2021
We want you all to know that our prayers and love are with you at this hard time. may you find comfort in knowing God has him in his arms. It was great getting to know Jerry when I worked at United Refining Co. Bethany and Jerry would come in to have lunch when Linda was working there and we all enjoyed it. Take a day at a time and God bless you all.

Elke Elder
   Posted Tue January 26, 2021
I was surprised and saddened to hear of Jerry's passing. I always enjoyed my random Facebook messages on Chautauqua Lake - Jerry warning us of inclement weather on the horizon or that it's raining on the other side of the lake where he is fishing. Jerry was a kind man, always spoke when he saw you out, and I am sure he will be dearly missed by his community and friends. My deepest condolences are with his wife and his family. Rest in peace, Jerry.

Alice Harlan
   Posted Tue January 26, 2021
So very sorry to hear of Jerry's passing... I worked in the Borough office when he was Chief of Police in Youngsville... Many good memories of him . He always had a positive attitude.. Rest in Peace Jerry....

Mark leichtenberger
   Posted Tue January 26, 2021
My deepest condolences to you and all of your family.

norman gray
   Posted Fri January 29, 2021
My condolances Norman Gray, ( butch, Lloyd Gray, class of 61, Hampton)

Paul and June Natale
   Posted Fri January 29, 2021
We were so sad to see of Jerry's death. He was a great man and an excellent Chief of Police. Our sympathy and prayers are extended to his family.

Steve Sowa
   Posted Fri January 29, 2021
Prayers for all! Jerry was a good man!

Todd Garris
   Posted Sat January 30, 2021
So sorry for your loss. I knew Jerry for many years. He will be missed. Praying for all family and friends.

Chris and Roberta kemery
   Posted Sat January 30, 2021
Will be sadly missed

Dave Freeborough
   Posted Thu February 11, 2021
Bethany and family, I was so saddened by Jerry’s passing. He drove past my house every time he went to get his minnows for fishing or ask me to get rid of the critters that trying to get at them. He loved my big black lab Riley and would get out of his vehicle to pet him. After he lost his dog Mate, I think it gave him comfort. He was so nice to me and my family and he always asked how my boys were and always asked about how we did hunting and of course fishing. He would always give advice on my fishing issues and advice on a lot of other things but some I couldn’t use! Ha! I will miss him dearly. Semper Fi Marine.

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