Gerald Jerry William Sova, 75, Brookings, died April 25, 2001, at Bay Area Hospital in Coos Bay.

He was born Jan. 1, 1926, in Twin Falls, Idaho, to Lester and Florence Sova.

He was a World War II veteran who served in the Navy from 1943 to 1945.

Survivors are his sisters Evelyn Barkes of Sacramento, Calif.; Doris Dewitt of Boise, Idaho; Corraine Neaves of Coal Valley, Ill.; Ann Reed of Harbor; Ruth Johnson of Nuevo, Calif.; brother Robert Sova of Harbor; uncle Elgia Sova of Dillon, Mont.; cat Tootie of Brookings.

Preceding him in death was his mother Florence in 1932, his stepmother Frances in 1987, father Lester in 1988, brother Joseph in 1986, sister Lois Price in 1995 and friend Peggy Randolph in 1999.

A private cremation will be held in Twin Falls. No services are planned.

Memorial donations may be made to the South Coast Humane Society. For information, call (541) 469-5694.