Jared Pearl Obituary

Jared A. Pearl
Jared A. Pearl

May 13, 1966 - January 20, 2021
Born in Hartford, CT
Resided in Niantic, Connecticut


East Lyme- Jared Pearl, of Niantic, passed away on January 20, 2021. He was born in Hartford, on May 13, 1966. His parents, the late Ronald Pearl and Joan Pearl, brought up their family in Old Saybrook.
Jared graduated from Old Saybrook High School in 1984. He then attended the University of Tulsa where he played on their Division I Tennis team and ultimately earned his Associates Degree in Professional Tennis Management in 1992 from Tyler Junior College in Tyler, Texas.
Jared spent most of his life on and around the tennis court. He worked at Lyme Shores Tennis and Conditioning Center in East Lyme for 19 years as the Adult Tennis Coordinator. Jared had a knack for making players feel comfortable on the court and always had a riddle or joke for the younger players. His main focus was to make sure his players had fun. Jared also played tennis competitively. In High School, he helped his team win the Connecticut State Championship several years in a row. Jared, held the Number 1 5.0 USTA New England singles ranking in 2004 and 2007; he and his doubles partner, David Shinn, were ranked among the top five in New England for over ten years and were number one for six of those years receiving honors and awards at The USTA New England Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I.
In addition to tennis, Jared’s other passions included golf, metal detecting and spending time at the beach. His favorite beaches were in Misquamicut, RI and the Outer Banks, NC.
Jared is survived by Theresa Pearl of Niantic, his daughter, Hannah Pearl of Oklahoma, his step daughters Samantha Sullivan of Dover, Delaware, and Sarah Walker of Moosup, Robert Suhoza of Pawtucket, R.I, and his sister Marlene Gnatek (her husband Michal Gnatek) of Leesburg, Va. Jared is also survived by his three grandchildren, Avery Pearl of Oklahoma, Chase and Lena Walker of Moosup, and his two nephews, Parker and Connor Gnatek of Leesburg, VA.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to the East Lyme Ambulance Fund. Burial will be private. A celebration of Jared’s life will be held this summer at Lyme Shores Racquet Club.
Thomas L. Neilan & Sons East Lyme Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. To leave the family an online condolence, please visit www.neilanfuneralhome.com




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