Gerald “Jerry” Uebel

Gerald “Jerry” Uebel

April 1954 – December 2021

Gerald “Jerry” Uebel, 67, was a lifelong resident of north Glendale and Montrose, the son of Ben and Betty Uebel. He graduated from Crescenta Valley High School and remained close with many friends throughout his life, including those from his elementary school years. 

Jerry had a welcoming, visible and active presence in the community. He served as a Glendale police officer for 25 years on patrol, undercover and, for the 10 years leading to his retirement, in community policing for the Montrose area. When Hollywood wanted to use Montrose in commercials, TV shows or movies, they contacted Jerry. 

For many years, Jerry installed the beautiful Christmas lights and decorations along Montrose’s Honolulu Avenue, adding to everyone’s joy of the season; often he was Santa Claus in the Christmas Parade, and he provided fun for the young each weekend with huge bouncers and a slide.

His greatest delight was golfing, which was almost his full-time “job.” Not only did Jerry enjoy the links, he befriended deer on the course that came very close while he spoke to them from the cart. 

Jerry is survived by his mother, Betty; sister Jan (Red); niece Ailene and nephew Ian.