Minasy, Jeri (Smith)
Sept. ll, 1950-July 3, 2016
Jerald Anne (Smith) Minasy was born on Sept. ll, 1950 in Oak Knoll Naval Hospital in Oakland, Calif. and died on July 3, 2016 in Lisbon, Portugal while on a trip there. Her parents were LCDR Richard E. Smith, USN and Virginia Smith.
“Dick” Smith of Fairport was a career naval officer and Jeri grew up in Calif., Kansas, Virginia, the Philippines and Florida, places where her father was stationed, which led to a lifelong love of travel. From her mother Virginia she inherited a great love of reading and cats.
Jeri graduated from high school in Virginia Beach, Va. and attended Madison College. Then her desire to travel led to a 20 year career as a flight attendant with Pan American Airways during the 70’s and 80’s. She flew to dozens of countries and had many exciting experiences while with the airline. After Pan Am shut down in 1991 she worked for Delta until her retirement.
Jeri was stunningly beautiful with a magnetic personality. In addition to travel she was an expert genealogist, avid reader and cat lover. She was married to Keith Minasy for 30 years and had lived in Boca Raton Florida for the last several years. She was a former registrar and member of DAR.Recently Jeri had traveled to Nepal, and with her sister Charlene to her favorite country, England, and also to Turkey.
Jeri is survived by her husband Keith Minasy of Boca Raton, sister Charlene(Smith) Finiello (John) of Albuquerque NM, nieces Cecilia Castillo and Andrea Mills, nephew James Finiello, grandniece Emily Castillo and several other grandnieces and nephews, all of Albuquerque, cousins Marilyn, Leroy and John Haley of Maysville, and her two beloved cats Max and Mr.Pie. She was predeceased by her parents LCDR Richard Estep Smith and Virginia Smith, grandparents Will and Iva (Estep) Smith of Fairport and other aunts, uncles and cousins of the area as well as by her favorite cat, Charlie.
“I cannot live without books and cats.”
Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 16, 2015 at Turner Family Funeral Home of Maysville with burial following at Fairport Cemetery. Online condolences: www.turnerfamilyfuneral.com