Jerry W. Jordak

Jerry at home--photo This is my generic home page. I will admit that this page doesn't get updated much, as most of my effort goes into my main web project, the Penn Central Railroad Home Page. I try to update this page when I can, though. Thank you for stopping by.

A little bit about me

I'm a 36-year old graduate of Case Western Reserve University (Class of '96), living in northeast Ohio between Cleveland and Akron. I work as a UNIX systems administrator for KeyBank.

My family

I have been blessed to have two loving parents, Jerry and Diane, who have been married for over 35 years and loved me and brought me up right. Here's a photo of my folks at home. (You can't tell any resemblance between my father and I, can you?)

My dad was a school teacher for 31 years. He's now retired and works as a retired school bus driver. When he's not at work or out hunting and fishing, you can usually find him in his favorite position on the couch at home.

I also have a younger sister named Amy. She graduated from Mount Union College in May 2000, and is currently working for National City Bank in Cleveland. She got married back in September 2003 to a great guy named Jim, who I am fortunate to call my brother-in-law. Unfortunately, I don't have any photos of them to post.

More about me

Here are some of the things which make me tick:


One time when I was at a conference in Dearborn, Michigan, I got to meet James "Jumbo" Bacon from the Harlem Globetrotters. He and some of his teammates were doing a basketball camp in the area and were staying at the same hotel I was at. I met him outside of the ballroom one night...he just came to me and started talking, and soon a couple of my friends joined the conversation, and we must have chit-chatted for the better part of an hour. I remembered when I first met him that I thought "this guy is really tall," but we only found out later in the conversation that he played basketball for the Globetrotters.

The next morning Jumbo and his teammates were leaving for their next destination, so he invited me to stop down in the lobby as they were leaving. It was 6:00 AM and I didn't get much sleep the night before, but I went down to say goodbye anyway. He gave me and my friends each an autographed team picture and I got my picture taken with him. (I'm 6'3", so you can see how tall he his--he makes me look short! The 6:00 AM time also explains why I look half-asleep in the picture...) I don't think Jumbo is playing for the Globetrotters anymore, but I'm sure whatever he is doing now, he's still making people smile.

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Last updated: May 11, 2006.