Yvonne M. Jervay, a retired administrative assistant, died on Monday, June 17, 2019. She was 79.
She was born on April 4, 1940 in Philadelphia. She was the second of nine children born to the late William B. Jervay and Evelyn Dowdy Jervay. She grew up in West Philadelphia in a loving home. She attended the Philadelphia public school and graduated from John Bartram High School in 1958.
She played a major role in nurturing and caring for her younger siblings as the Jervay family grew. She also enjoyed being a Girl Scout under her mother’s guidance as the Girl Scout leader. She was known for her affection for her father who died before she turned 18.
Jervay began her working career as a secretary for the Merritt Real Estate Company. This experience was key to helping her in attaining a position at the DuPont Chemical Company as an administrative assistant. She held this position until her retirement after more than 42 years. She was recognized by her employer with numerous awards and commendations.
She is survived by: her sons, Darren Floyd and James Rembert Jr.; grandchildren, Brihanie Floyd, Darren Floyd Jr., Dymond Corbin, James Casey Rembert III, Kennadi Robin Rembert, Kory Rembert and Kya; great-grand, Jamari Troupe; brothers, Trapier, William and John and other relatives and friends.
Services will be held June 24 at Wissahickon Presbyterian Church, 5245 Ridge Ave. Viewing is at 9 a.m. Services will follow at 11 a.m. Burial is in Glenwood Memorial Gardens in Broomall.
Terry Funeral Home handled the arrangements.