I’ve been receiving an outpouring of love and support from so many people all week. Every word you’ve written matters to me and confirms my love for and with Jerry.
From Geator After Hours · Keely Stahl
Loving Jerry was the joy of my life. He gave me what I had always prayed for – to love a very special man who loved me back. He woke up every morning until his illness with a smile on his face.
He taught me how to be happy. His commitment to all of you, the eagerness he had to be with you again, and the discipline he used to keep himself in tiptop shape for you, made me want to be a better person.
When we were together, we never really had to talk very much. We were one of those couples in the movies that a character will point to and say, rolling their eyes, “MARRIED people.”
They don’t understand what it’s like to just love BEING with somebody.
I shared a side of Jerry that not many others saw – the relaxed, laid back Geator. People thought he was “on” all the time, but really he was very, very chill when he wasn’t working.
I tried to give him space to just BE – not have to do anything, think about anything, handle or worry about anything, and I think that’s the main reason our relationship lasted.
Jerry Blavat “Celebration Of Life” livestream from Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023 with Dionne Warwick delivering the eulogy:
A typical day for us in Florida would consist of him getting right out of bed and on the floor to do 20 minutes of stretches, yoga, and calisthenics, walking over to Lago Mar to read the paper (NY Times for me, NY Post for him 🙂 ) over coffee in the sun, back home so he could go to the gym (he worked out EVERY day), then time out to make some calls (he and Frankie Valli spoke pretty much every day) while I did the playlist for his XPN show or took care of Facebook.
Then he’d take a bike ride by himself back to Lago Mar in the afternoon, where he never failed to run into someone whho knew him or knew of him.
Then we’d go out for an early dinner together or with friends to a quiet place on the water, then a short walk together to see the moon, and early to bed. Pretty boring but we couldn’t get enough of it.
He was planning to spend more time in Florida and had been exploring the possibility of doing a regular gig at the Hard Rock or another venue. He even talked of setting up a studio so he could record shows from there. I wish it could have happened.
It pains me that he had to suffer at the end and it’s tragic that our hospitals often are places where people get worse instead of better.
Fortunately he is now in that good place where there’s no suffering and where he can continue to beam his love down on all of us.
The first time he decided to enter hospice, I asked him if he had a message for his fans and friends. He said to tell you that he was ready for the angels to take him to be with God and to rejoin his friends and family who already were up there, along with all the musical greats he had the privilege of knowing who would be waiting for him, too.
And he was very clear that all of you would be joining him as well one day and we would all be together again. He had zero sadness about any of this – he had a glow around him as he told it to me – and he wanted you to have absolutely no doubt about it either.
Being with him made me feel like the luckiest girl in the world. I absolutely adored him, was crazy about him, thought he was the sexiest man in the world (still do). I know you feel as much gratitude as I do for having had him in your life.
Thank you so much for loving him and allowing him to make you happy, which was the only thing he wanted – to make people happy. Please know that he loved you back and that you gave him the wonderful life he was so grateful for.
P.S. People often thank me for sharing him with his fans. I never saw it that way – when I met him I had no idea who he was, but you did. He BELONGED to his fans, and you shared him with me. So I thank you. ❤