Jerry Taft Death – Dead : Jerry Taft Obituary : Cause of Death Unknown
Jerry Taft has died, according to a statement posted online on Jul. 24, 2020.
We learned of the deceased through the following tribute posted on social media.,
Ben Bradley on Twitter: “I’ll always remember that infectious laugh. A favorite story: We were in the middle of a difficult newsroom meeting and Jerry spoke-up saying “we are all family here.” Ron responded: “Well, Jerry, there’s something we need to tell you: You’re adopted.”
I’ll always remember that infectious laugh.
A favorite story: We were in the middle of a difficult newsroom meeting and Jerry spoke-up saying “we are all family here.” Ron responded: “Well, Jerry, there’s something we need to tell you: You’re adopted.” https://t.co/4mE1MwPmnO
— Ben Bradley (@BenBradleyTV) July 24, 2020
I’m totally distraught by the death of Jerry Taft. We were part of the Good Morning Guys team on country music WMAQ 40 years ago. He always had a sunny disposition and was very serious about his meteorology. RIP Jerry.
We lost a great friend, meteorologist, husband, dad, pilot, amazing golfer, & the BEST laugh Chicago TV has ever known. This is one of my fav moments. We still don’t know why he was laughing..it was a common occurrence w @jerrytaft 😂 @ABC7Chicago @MarkGiangreco7 @RonMagersABC7 pic.twitter.com/CwyFXzvTfT
— Ryan Chiaverini (@RyanChiaverini) July 24, 2020
When I think of @jerrytaft I think of a genuine, compassionate, and funny man. I would watch his evening weather reports everynight w/ my family. My family was close with Jerry and he will be severely missed. Thank you for serving our city for decades. You’re a class act. RIP❤️ pic.twitter.com/vWMo4OtbmQ
— CapturedNews Shooter (@CNshooter) July 24, 2020
It is with a very heavy heart that I share the passing of our dear Jerry Taft with you. Jerry was instrumental in my coming to @ABC7Chicago I can hear that laugh. Wow…I can hear that laugh. Miss you, pal. My deepest sympathy to his family. pic.twitter.com/ZoQN91xvTL
— Tracy Butler (@TracyButlerABC7) July 24, 2020
Incredibly Sad day for our abc7chicago family — Jerry Taft was such a delight —to work with & call friend♥️his laughter was contagious & he is greatly missed. Praying we are all comforted by sweet memories.♥️ https://t.co/xiefqoCEB6
— Dionne Miller (@dmillerabc7) July 24, 2020
Jerry Taft was the definition of a class act. His love for meteorology and passion for our city always shined through. My deepest condolences to Jerry’s entire family and everyone at @ABC7Chicago. https://t.co/lJf32rJXZJ
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot (@chicagosmayor) July 24, 2020
Very sad to hear of the passing of @jerrytaft, he was a legend at his craft and this town. Jerry’s laugh was infectious, and he will be dearly missed. Sending my condolences to all of the @ABC7Chicago family, and to his immediate family. RIP Jerry. https://t.co/Xm7GNvY64i
— Bill Snyder (@billyweather) July 24, 2020