Condolence From: Colonel Ray Celeste Jr. USMC (Retired)
Condolence: I would like to extend my sincere condolences to the extraordinary Jurgens' family. I first met Mr. Jurgens about 1969 when he was my coach of the Little Team Dodgers. I played outfield and he did ensure all of us played each game. He was very caring and paid great attention to detail when coaching us. We also had a number of practices where he drilled us and ensured we understood the basics of baseball. I cherish those memories. Mr. Jurgens was also my coach in Pop Warner when he coached the Cowboys. Again he ensured we understood the game and worked us hard and fairly during our practices. This helped me become successful in High School footbal ultimately becoming the co-captain of our HIgh School team my senior year. I will always be indebted to him for the countless hours he spent with all of his players. Mr. Jurgens had a wonderful way of connecting with all of his players. He was a very special and effective leader. I have thought of him many times in my adult life and credit him for helping to form me into the person I became as an adult which has made me successful. I did not know that Mr. Jurgens was a Marine like me and his wife, which makes our relationship even more special. I can not express my gratitude too much how thankful I am to him for his outstanding leadership. God bless him and his extraordinary family. Again, I send my sincere condolences to all of them.
Ray Celeste Jr.
Colonel, U. S. Marine Corps (Retired)
Condolence: I remember growing up in Cornwall and playing basket ball with Mr. Jurgens son Jeff. Mr Jurgens was a wonderful father and mentor to all of us young kids. He was very supportive and always guided us in the right direction as
we began our journey thru life. God bless his entire family during this difficult time
Please accept my condolences to you and your family. I know this is a difficult time losing a parent and major influence in your life. I'm sure when you look back, you and your family will cherish all the great memories, laughs and lessons learned from your Dad. He comes from a great generation who have certainly left their mark on all of us. I am very sorry for your loss and wish your family all the best during this time.
Condolence: Jim, my heart and prayers for your family during this time. Chick was larger than life and touch all of us in our youth I wish I could be there to show my respect. Please tell mom we are thinking of her.
Condolence: Wonderful picture of Mr. Jurgens. His face is comforting and feels like home to me. Always kind, considerate and enjoyable to be around. Everyone knows of his great character. I'm sorry for your loss Mrs. Jurgens,Chick, Peggy, Jimmy and John.