Theron H. Edgerton, Jr. “Terry” age 82, went to heaven on Thursday, January 7, 2021 due to complications of Covid, in addition to existing health challenges. He was born in Milwaukee, married (Shirleyan) and had three children he adored: Scot, Theresa (Frank) and Christine. Terry also loved animals, and was the cherished feline grandfather to Whiskey (Christine), Goldie, Spooky, Tigger (Theresa), and Hugo (Scot). In addition to his children, Terry is survived by sisters June and Doni, “baby brother” John, and best friend, Betty Lou. He is preceded in death by his sister Janet “Lil” Maemori.
Terry attended St. Rita’s Grade School (West Allis), Pius XI High School, and Milwaukee Area Technical College, where he graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Terry was also a proud Air Force Veteran, rank A2C, serving his country and seeing the world from 1956-1960. The majority of his professional life was spent as a team member, then leader, of the instrument shop at Miller Brewing Co, where he worked from 1971 until retiring in 2004.
While at Miller, Terry started his lifetime commitment to volunteerism. It was a logical step, since he was always helping people. Terry tutored as a member of Miller’s mentoring program for inner city youth for more than 20 years, literally from the beginning through the end of the company’s program. In retirement, Terry also volunteered for three faith-based organizations, including Catholic Singles, ultimately being named president of the organization, which he was affiliated with for 13 years.
Pre-pandemic, Terry also performed two shows a week, for the last nine years at long-term care facilities across greater Milwaukee. Always dressed dapper for his singing gigs, he was often mistaken for Frank Sinatra. Throughout his life Terry always loved to make people smile, share puns, sing, dance and often said the key to life was “having fun”. As his anthem proclaimed, Terry always did it “My Way.”
Burial at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Union Grove. No public gathering scheduled due to Covid. In lieu of flowers, donations to American Heart Association or American Cancer Society are greatly appreciated.