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ARCHER, Jerrold V. "Jerry"
ARCHER - Jerrold V. "Jerry" 86, of Hilton Head, SC, formerly of Buffalo, NY, passed away suddenly on October 29, 2015. He was born in Buffalo, NY on February 13, 1929, the only child of Ray and Clare Archer. He married Elizabeth Sweeney on November 26, 1953 at St Thomas Aquinas Church in Buffalo. They were married for over 61 years. At the age of 12, Jerry was selected to be a "Quiz Kid" on a local Buffalo radio show. He graduated from South Park High School in 1947 and Canisius College in 1951. Jerry enjoyed a long career in the leasing/banking field. He began his career at Commercial Credit and worked for several Western New York banks, including Marine Midland and Manufacturers Hanover. Jerry was also a volunteer for the United Way of Buffalo/Erie County, before retiring to Hilton Head in 2003. An excellent cook who loved perfecting gourmet recipes for his family, Jerry also enjoyed golfing, reading, snowmobiling, camping and trips to Watkins Glen to watch auto racing. He was also an avid Buffalo Bills and Sabres fan. In addition to his wife, Elizabeth, he is survived by his eight children: Mark (Deborah), Ellen (Kent) Taylor, Mary Claire Archer (Terrence) Smith, Matthew, Andrew (Barbara), Peter (Sharon), Amy Archer (Michael) Flaherty, and Moira; 17 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Cremation Rites have been accorded. A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, April 16 at 11 AM at Christ the King Chapel at Canisius College, 2001 Main St., Buffalo. Please sign his online guest book at island