The plumbing community said goodbye to Jerome "Jerry" Nagelbush on Sunday.
Jerry started his plumbing career in an unusual way: "His brother, Sid, signed up at the Cleveland union for a plumber apprentice, but he got another job," his daughter, Amy Mankuta said. "And my father came out of the service and he went and posed as him."
After his unique entrance into the plumbing industry, he started by installing bathtubs in the original Diplomat Hotel in Hollywood and he ended his career by overseeing a statewide plumbing company.
Jerry died on Sunday of Iymphoma at the age of 92. He was born on Sept. 3, 1918, in Cleveland, the youngest of seven children. He was born two weeks after his father, Jonah Nagelbush, died during the flu pandemic, his family said.