March 13, 1936- February 05, 2018

Gerard J. “Jerry” Florentine, PhD, age 81 of Mechanicsburg, passed away Monday, February 5, 2018 at home. Born March 13, 1936 in Brooklyn, NY, to the late Salvatore and Josephine (Cusimano) Florentine. Jerry retired as an Entomologist with the Environmental Protection Agency and was also an employee of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He was a member of the Susquehanna Orchid Society and the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors. Jerry loved to garden and was a skillful woodworker. In addition to his family Gerard loved his little Pomeranian Shanie. Jerry is survived by his loving wife, Alice (Hertel) Florentine; three children, Laurene Anderson and husband Charles of Duncannon, Karl Florentine and wife Robin of Green Castle and Susan Florentine and husband Thomas Murray of Mechanicsburg; sister Angela Barry of Brooklyn, NY; he is survived by his eleven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by a brother Vincent Florentine. Funeral services will be held 12:00 PM Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Malpezzi Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg. Burial will take place in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Viewing will be from 10:30 AM until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central PA, 1320 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110. To sign the online guest book or for additional information please visit