The Chelsea Hotel community mourns the passing of Jerry Weinstein. Jerry was born October 3, 1933 and spent his early years growing up in the Bronx, which is where he met
the Bard family. After a career in Social Work he joined the Chelsea Hotel staff as the front desk manager in 1979. A job offered to him by his childhood friend, Stanley Bard. Jerry served as Stanley’s right-hand man up until 2007, when the Bard family was ousted.
In addition to his official duties, Jerry also conducted a series of very popular tours of the Chelsea Hotel. And, for the Hotel’s guests, getting to meet the legendary Jerry was almost as good as getting to meet Stanley Bard.
One Chelsea Hotel guest wrote to the blog:
“I can't imagine a Hotel Chelsea where the people at the desk (and doorman?!?) don't have a clue about the history. I still remember the first time I stayed, upon checking in, Jerry went into a long story about an actress (who has the same name I do) and her husband and their stays at the hotel... of course, I always learned something new about The Chelsea everytime I stayed. I LOVE THAT!”
And, former Chelsea Hotel employee Charlie wrote:
Personal Note To Jerry,
Hey Jerry, I hope you chance this note of thanks. The one thing that made my day, everyday, working with you, was your singing, "Charlie Me Boy", and your daily joke. I have one for you...
A new manager of a hotel reviewing a potential employee's application notices that the person never worked in a hotel before.
He says to the person, "For someone with no experience, you are certainly asking a high wage."
"well Sir," the applicant replies, "the work is so much harder when you don't know what your doing."
Hey Jerry, That makes you PRICELESS!
Your Friend, Charlie
Jerry is survived by his wife Rose, daughters Tammy, Lisa & Beth. Grandchildren Hayley, Joshua, Sam, Jordan, Rachael, & Chelsea. Sister-in-law Janice and Son-in-laws – Alan and Leon. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Services will be held Tuesday at 11 am. Louis Suburban Chapel, Inc. 13-01 Broadway (Route 4 West) Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 tel: 201-791-0015 toll-free: 800-525-3834
(Photo: Rita Barros)
The family will begin greeting guests at 10:15 am and services will begin promptly at 11:00.