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Jerry Taft Death – Dead: A great loss was made known to InsideEko. Jerry Taft was a longtime Chicago TV meteorologist, he served as a meteorologist at ABC7 for 33 years before his retirement in 2018. He passed away on July 23 aa the age of 77.

As friends and families of the deceased are mourning the passing of their loved and cherished Jerry Taft.

Having heard about this great loss, the family of this individual is passing through pains, mourning the unexpected passing of their beloved.

This departure was confirmed through social media posts made by Twitter users who pour out tributes, and condolences to the family of the deceased.

I awoke to some very sad news this morning. Jerry Taft has passed away. I had the privilege of working along side him for more than 20 years. His infectious laugh and frequent giggle fests on air were legendary and endeared him to his audience and friends. He led a full and robust life. Served our country in the Air Force. Was basically a scratch golfer. And most importantly had a wonderful family.

He was a master story teller and decorum prevents me from sharing most of them here. My sincere condolences to Shana and the rest of the Taft family.

Condolences to the family and friends of Jerry Taft. I never met him but have been a fan forever.

CHICAGO (WLS) — Jerry Taft, who served as a meteorologist at ABC7 for 33 years before retiring in January 2018, died peacefully Thursday night surrounded by family members. He was 77 years old.

Jerry is survived by his wife Shana, their children Skylar and Storm and his other children Danna and Jay.

While reflecting on his career when he retired from ABC7, Jerry said he did intent to become a television meteorologist and became interested in meteorology from flying airplanes.

He was a captain in the Air Force, in Texas when he took the local weatherman in San Antonio up for a publicity flight for the military. Then, that weatherman turned the tables and put Jerry on the air.

“They said we’ll give you fourteen-fifty. I figured $1,450 a month, bought new suits. It was $14.50 a show. Got my first check, it was $62,” he said.

Jerry was well known for for his sense of humor and his ability to laugh at mistakes.

“One of the things that makes him so approachable is the fact that he doesn’t take himself seriously, he’s taking what he does professionally seriously, never himself,” said Alan Krashesky when Jerry retired.

“People remember the laugh, I don’t know how many newscasts there have been where he gets the giggles,” said Kathy Brock when Jerry retired.

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

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


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.


Such a sad day, condolences 2 his family! I loved watching him especially when something got him laughing & it was hard for him to stop! #JerryTaft will be missed


This is very sad way to start the day as Jerry Taft was one of my favorite meteorologists growing up and always will be. My condolences go out to his family and friends.


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


Sad day today. Celebrating the life of Jerry Taft, who passed away last night. We’re sharing special memories this morning about this larger than life personality who had the largest heart. I’ll always remember that contagious laugh!


We are still working on getting more details about the death, as family statement on the death is yet to be released.

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