Sunday, July 20, 2014

Jerry Janger, Husband, Father, Art Collector and Civic Patron, Passes Away

I just discovered art collector and civic patron Jerry Janger recently passed away at his home surrounded by his family including, Linda, his wife of 51 years.   They were once clients of mine and they were two of the classiest people I have ever had the honor to know.  Here is a link to where you can leave your condolences if you knew Jerry.

February 4, 1933 - July 13, 2014 Jerry died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on July 13, 2014 at the age of 81. He and his wife Linda just celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary on the 4th of July with all of their children and grandchildren. In addition to his adored wife Linda, he is survived by his loving children Jeffrey (Rachel), Lane, and Darren Janger, his precious grandchildren Javin, Flynn, Arielle and Moriah. He is also survived by his sisters Sylvia Wechter, Marsha Janger, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Audri and Stan Tendler, and many dear nieces, nephews and friends. Born and raised in Oklahoma, Jerry graduated from the University of Texas at the age of 20. During his senior year, his fraternity entered a photo of him in a nationwide Tuxedo Contest (Mr. Formal), which he won. The prize brought him to Los Angeles, where except for a two-year stint in the army, he lived for the rest of his life. Jerry became an attorney and never stopped practicing law. Along with his wife, he developed a passion for collecting contemporary art and derived great joy from the work itself and the relationships with artists, curators and fellow collectors. He was an active supporter and member of many organizations - The Hammer, LACMA, MOCA, LAX, Cal Arts, Project Angel Food, the Music Center and UCLA. Jerry was a loving and generous person and a man of his word who could always be counted on to lend a helping hand in challenging situations, or do pro-bono legal work for friends or organizations that he thought could use the help. His playful sense of humor and warm, engaging personality made him all the more fun. Above all, he loved his family and friends deeply and touched so many lives. We will miss him more than words can express but he will forever live in our hearts. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Hammer Museum (10899 Wilshire Blvd, L.A. 90024); UCLA Foundation - Dept of Urology (924 Westwood Blvd, L.A. 90095); or the
. Services will be held Tuesday July 15, 2014 at noon at Hillside Memorial Park.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on July 15, 2014

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