JERALD DICK
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JERALD M. DICK Jerald M. Dick passed away on May 20, 2020, in Scottsdale, Arizona. Known to his family and friends as Jerry, he was born on February 2, 1942 in Glendale, California to James and Jean (Gottleber) Dick. He had one younger brother, Jeffrey William. Jerry attended high schools in California and New Jersey before heading to Long Beach City College on a basketball scholarship. His talent on the court led to a scholarship at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, then known as Nevada Southern University where he was the starting point guard between 1963 and 1965. It was there that he met his first wife, Teri Dianne Hayes. Upon graduation, Jerry embarked upon a successful career in real estate development. He worked for Coldwell Banker, Melville Corporation, The Pyramid Companies, and The Limited, Inc. before opening his own consulting firm in Scottsdale, Arizona in 1988. While working for Coldwell Banker early in his career, he was instrumental in the development of the Boulevard Mall on Maryland Parkway. Jerry remained heavily involved with UNLV over the years as a member of the Board of Trustees for the UNLV Foundation, member of the UNLV Lee Business School's Executive Advisory Board and as one of the founders of the Runnin' Rebels Club to support the UNLV men's basketball team. In 2014, he received the honor of the Lee Business School Alumnus of the Year. In 1999, Jerry met Deborah Lovitt Van Velzer. They married in 2004 and he became stepdad to Trey and Ryan. Jerry and Debbie spent their 15+ years of marriage traveling the globe, spending time with loved ones, and enjoying long days at the beach. Jerry enjoyed traveling, golf, and music, but his greatest joys in life were his three children Hilarie, Stefanie, and Jason and his six grandchildren Jaden, Avery, Kaylee, Max, Brendan, and Michael. His final days were spent peacefully, surrounded by family, his favorite songs, and laughter. At Jerry's request, no formal funeral service will be held. Instead, his family asks that you please share your memories of him in the journal dedicated to him on www.forevermissed.com. Thank you.


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Published in Las Vegas Review-Journal on May 28, 2020.
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May 30, 2020
Jerry was a friend and supporter for all things UNLV. He was instrumental in helping the Lee Business School develop and refine our needs for a new building. Most important to me, he was kind and generous and will miss his positive influence.
Brent Hathaway
Friend
May 29, 2020
Jerry was a great friend. We shared many stories which always included basketball, golf and real estate. He was a great mentor that shared his immense knowledge and talent. He did more in his 78 years that most could not do in a 1,000 years. He will be missed by all. Our condolences to his family.
chip Johnson
May 28, 2020
I was a teammate of Jerry and even though we did not stay in touch I followed his business career and what he did for UNLV through fellow teammates. He was a class act as a player and teammate and that very much carried over to the rest of his life. Peace be with Jerry and family.
Dan Hill
Classmate
May 28, 2020
Sending our condolences to the family! A great Rebel may he rest in peace!
Tony Allotta
May 28, 2020
Jerry was one of the nicest individuals that I have had the pleasure of meeting. As a fellow alumnus of UNLV, I knew Jerry through his interests and support of UNLV and the Lee Business School. I enjoyed playing golf with Jerry in the UNLV Alumni Association Golf League and will miss him greatly.
James Ratigan
Friend
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