Gerald “Jerry” A. Giovanoni

American FlagGerald “Jerry” A. Giovanoni, age 86 of Brookfield. Korean War, Navy Veteran and retired Brookfield Police Lieutenant. Beloved son of the late August J. Giovanoni and Kathryn V. Giovanoni, nee Adler; fond companion of Elaine Stukel; loving father in law of Janet (Randy) Brown; dear grandfather of Carissa (Eric Morris) Stevens; also survived by his very special cousins. Visitation Monday, July 13, 2015, 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. and Tuesday July, 14, 2015, 9 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd. 9445 W. 31st St., Brookfield, IL 60513. Funeral Tuesday to St. Barbara Parish. Mass 10 A.M. Interment Chapel Hills Garden West Cemetery. Memorials appreciated to Brookfield Police Special Olympics Event, 8820 Brookfield Ave, Brookfield, IL 60513. Jerry was also the Director of the ESDA and a Brookfield Village Board Safety Committee member. Former employee of Midway Airport, HAMM Radio Operator and the originator of McGruff the Crime Dog. Avid Private Pilot and Truck Driver for Kenosha and Mid American. Information at 708-485-2000 or

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  1. Jim Novak condolence:

    Jerry’s Amateur Radio call sign was N9TUP. He was a long time member of the Six Meter Club of Chicago, and always found time to participate in our public service activities and special events. Jerry had a great sense of responsibility and humor aw well, and we will all miss him greatly.

  2. Sandy Johnson condolence:

    Jerry was a dear friend and co-worker. I always looked forward to going in to the Brookfield Restaurant and seeing him. Rest in Peace my friend!

  3. Linda Cervenka condolence:

    Jerry broke my husband in and Bill always really liked him. He was such a great police officer and truly cared about the citizens of Brookfield. I will never forget his motorcycle in the parades. My kids always looked for him. RIP dear Jerry.

  4. Karen Boone condolence:

    Gerry always came into the village hall to see his girls and was our biggest supporter. Another friendly face gone……

  5. Charlie Zak condolence:

    When I was the late car at the end of the 3-11 shift and “G” was coming in to work the 11-7 shift, he would always hit the road early with the radio message, “Six-Two from Six-Five, you’re faded”. This meant that he was out and I could go in. Well old friend, YOU’RE faded. Go on home and get some rest.

  6. Vito Capozziello condolence:

    Jerry was always a person who would make you laugh. He spoke what he felt and was an all around good guy. I am sure your special Brookfield Restaurant stool is waiting for you.RIP

  7. Howie Wolf condolence:

    Jerry, so much time has passed but you were still the best partner I could have ever asked for. You have always been in my heart and our escapades are unforgettable! Rest in peace, my friend and partner!

  8. M.K. Huber condolence:

    Good-bye is hard: find solace in memories,
    So retreat to our private and special reveries.
    His voice, a story, boats, planes and trains;
    The sunny good times and the misting rains –
    All past images we love and treasure.
    Jerry, you are missed in the greatest measure .

  9. Carrie Holmes condolence:

    I just found out about Jerry. We loved him so much. He was like part of our family. My kids grew up with him and loved him soooo much. I am very sorry for your loss. He will be missed.

    Carrie, Bobby, Michael and Silver Holmes

  10. Patrice Michalec condolence:

    My family owns the Brookfield Restaurant. So, it goes without saying, Jerry was part of our family. Looked forward to seeing his happy face and his contagious smile. EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. I used to sit with him and listen to all his stories about his boats and toys for hours. He watched me grow up, and then watched my boys grow up. He told my oldest he was going to take him for a plane ride one day, and told him of all his police stories. They would sit and enjoy coffee and a burnt bagel (apple juice in a coffee cup for my son), and listen to that radio. When my son graduated preschool, he said I want to be a cop when I grow up like jerry. I could go on for hours on what an absolutely amazing soul Jerry was, and what a huge impact he had being in my life. Rest peacefully Jerry boy, although, you never drove in the slow lane! I love you more than you know and you have a huge part of my heart. Please watch over all of us. Xoxoxo

  11. Deborah Wojakowski condolence:

    I knew him as “Uncle G”..he was a good
    friend & co-worker when I was a Desk
    Officer with the Village of Brookfield..

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