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Gerald “Jerry” Caravana

March 12, 1945 - December 6, 2023
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Geisen Funeral, Cremation & Reception Centre
606 E. 113th Ave.
Crown Point, IN 46307
Monday 12/11, 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Service
Geisen Funeral, Cremation & Reception Centre
606 E. 113th Ave.
Crown Point, IN 46307
Tuesday 12/12, 10:00 am
Cemetery
Maplewood Memorial Cemetery
555 S. Indiana Avenue
Crown Point, IN 46307

Gerald “Jerry” Caravana, age 78, of Crown Point, IN, passed away on Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at Franciscan Health Hospital. Jerry is survived by his sister, Linda (Richard) Svihra; brother, Kenneth (late Debra) Caravana; nieces and nephews: Jeffrey, Courtney, Gail, Lori, Kimberly, Jennifer, Kristin, Karl and Kevin. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents:Continue Reading

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Jerry Niemeyer left a message on December 12, 2023:
My deepest sympathy to Jerry’s family for your loss.
Ronald D Rospond left a message on December 11, 2023:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your wonderful family. It was always great on Friday for me when JC and all my favorite teachers and coaches would come to my bar in Crown Point and we would have a few beers and laugh at the old days. GOD BLESS Ronnie and Juli Rospond
Cindy Ballou left a message on December 11, 2023:
I’m very sorry for your loss. Jerry was generous and kind, and Budd enjoyed working with him at the high school. Praying for everyone.
Janis Qualizza left a message on December 10, 2023:
My memories of Jerry go back to our younger days growing up in Glen Park. We rekindled that friendship when we were athletic directors together in the DAC. Jerry’s smile was contagious. You could not meet a friendlier more genuine person. He truly loved Bulldog athletics and the student athletes he cheered for and strongly supported. Jerry is certainly a Crown Point legend. May he rest in peace.
Deb and Garry Ciochina left a message on December 10, 2023:
Rest in peace, Jerry. Thank you for your lifelong dedication to CPHS. Peace and strength to his family. —Deb and Garry Ciochina
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Chris and Sabrina Lozanovski left a message on December 10, 2023:
Our sympathies to the Caravana family. RIP Jerry. Memory eternal. ❤️??
Diane Tournis left a message on December 9, 2023:
Linda, Rich, Kenny, and family, I am so sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. He was such a great guy! May his memory be eternal! Diane Tournis
Richard Hill left a message on December 8, 2023:
Thank you Coach for making my senior year at CPHS (‘86). You helped me tremendously during a difficult time - I moved to CPHS from out of state. I know now why - you demonstrated leadership and an accepted those with different temperament, talent and convictions. God speed to the Chapter Internal. All Honor To His Name! IHSV, Former Student and Sigma Chi Brother
MP left a message on December 8, 2023:
A man who dedicated his life to the students and residents of Crown Point. He changed many lives along the way and built a path for those to reach their highest potential. Who were a great friend and mentor. Thank you JC. Your life was well played. Shake down the thunder. MP.
Timothy Lunn left a message on December 8, 2023:
What a great loss for all those who will never get the opportunity to meet and know him. He was a mentor to so many. When I think of him, I'm reminded of his leadership, passion, and humor. He will long be loved and remembered.
Timothy Lunn left a message on December 8, 2023:
What a great loss for all those who will never get the opportunity to meet and know him. He was a mentor to so many. When I think of him, I'm reminded of his leadership, passion, and humor. He will long be loved and remembered.
Jim Burns left a message on December 8, 2023:
Jerry was a true gentleman. I always admired his friendliness, smile, and involvement in his community. My heartfelt love and prayers for him and his family.
Mark Bates left a message on December 8, 2023:
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jerry’s family. He was a great individual and educator who cared deeply for his students and community.
Kathy Jones left a message on December 7, 2023:
I have many fond memories of 1st and 2nd year accounting and Mr. Caravana. He was one of the highlights of my high school experience. He will always be remembered as a great man and teacher.
Kathy Jones left a message on December 7, 2023:
I have many fond memories of 1st and 2nd year accounting and Mr. Caravana. He was one of the highlights of my high school experience. He will always be remembered as a great man and teacher.
Carol Kneifel left a message on December 7, 2023:
Only had him for one class in High School and I still have fond memories. Prayers for his family.
Keith Kutzler left a message on December 7, 2023:
I am a 1970 graduate of CPHS and "Mr. Caravana" was my Business Law teacher my senior year. He was my favorite teacher, and he will always be one of the best memories from my time at CPHS. An excellent teacher who made learning so very interesting and so much fun. I will always have a place in my heart for you Gerry. God and the angles are welcoming another great person.
Keith Kutzler left a message on December 7, 2023:
I am a 1970 graduate of CPHS and "Mr. Caravana" was my Business Law teacher my senior year. He was my favorite teacher, and he will always be one of the best memories from my time at CPHS. An excellent teacher who made learning so very interesting and so much fun. I will always have a place in my heart for you Gerry. God and the angles are welcoming another great person.
Greg & Diane Gordon left a message on December 7, 2023:
RIP JC. Our condolences to his family. Many fond memories of times with Jerry. Sadly many former teachers will be there to welcome him home. May God grant him eternal rest ???️
Greg & Diane Gordon left a message on December 7, 2023:
RIP JC. Our condolences to his family. Many fond memories of times with Jerry. Sadly many former teachers will be there to welcome him home. May God grant him eternal rest ???️
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Greg & Diane Gordon left a message on December 7, 2023:
RIP JC. Our condolences to his family. Many fond memories of times with Jerry. Sadly many former teachers will be there to welcome him home. May God grant him eternal rest ???️
Lou Sertich left a message on December 7, 2023:
I have known Mr Caravana since high school, 50 years ago, and stayed friends since then. A first rate gentleman. He is gone, too soon. He will be missed by all who knew him....
Rhonda Overbeeke left a message on December 7, 2023:
I am so sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. I worked with him for many years at CPHS. He was a fun person who cared very about kids.
Rhonda Overbeeke left a message on December 7, 2023:
I am so sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. I worked with him for many years at CPHS. He was a fun person who cared very about kids.
Rhonda Overbeeke left a message on December 7, 2023:
I am so sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. I worked with him for many years at CPHS. He was a fun person who cared very about kids.
Becky Ashcraft Villa left a message on December 7, 2023:
I remember him as a real sweet teacher always pleasant
Mike Malaski left a message on December 7, 2023:
Jerry had Ball State and Bulldog red and white running through his veins. He had a big heart and was a bigger fan of helping kids reach their goals and potential. I will always appreciate how he was good to me and my family. RIP JC. Mike, Erinn, Seamus, Cooper, and Bronko Malaski
Mike Malaski left a message on December 7, 2023:
Jerry had Ball State and Bulldog red and white running through his veins. He had a big heart and was a bigger fan of helping kids reach their goals and potential. I will always appreciate how he was good to me and my family. RIP JC. Mike, Erinn, Seamus, Cooper, and Bronko Malaski
John Duda left a message on December 7, 2023:
Thank you for being who you were. Great teacher and person. God bless you.
edda taylor left a message on December 7, 2023:
May flight of Angels sing thee to rest. You did GOOD ! edda
edda taylor left a message on December 7, 2023:
May flight of Angels sing thee to rest. You did GOOD ! edda
Tim Pelton left a message on December 7, 2023:
Jerry was a wonderful Man. I met him at CPHS where he taught Business Law. I rented an apartment from Jerry and his business partners for a period of time when they also owned The Haymarket Restaurant in Lowell. Jerry and I were also members of the Lowell Kiwanis Club. He was always upbeat and supportive of his former students and friends. We had many laughs and good times over the years. RIP my friend.
Mary Alice Monahan left a message on December 7, 2023:
I was so sorry to hear about the passing of my cousin, Jerry. He was a really friendly and loving person. He will be truly missed. Our condolences to the family, Danny and Mary Alice Monahan
Shellie Zaberdac left a message on December 7, 2023:
"J.C." was truly one of the best. He was a great teacher and truly an all around great person! I consider myself lucky to have had him as a teacher. My prayers to your family. God Bless!
Jack Little left a message on December 7, 2023:
Jerry was one of my best friends and fraternity brothers at Sigma Chi, Ball State University. After college we maintained contact and sat together at Ball State Football and Basketball games where we had season tickets together until my wife (Pam) and I moved to Alabama. Pam and I will miss Jerry. He was one of a kind! Jack and Pam Little
Geisen Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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