I wish I could have met him in person. He watched the Apollo missions and shuttle missions from the inside as a NASA employee. I am constantly amazed at what those people accomplished with the technology they had available to them at the time. Almost as amazed as I am about those who fought in WWII.
Jerry also collected art, which was important to him as he became more home-bound. I remember how sad he was when he decided it was time to auction/sell off pretty much everything he had including his art. If I remember correctly he had no family - he called the forum his family.