PHILADELPHIA – Today Mayor Jim Kenney ordered the City’s flags to half-staff in honor of Jerry Blavat, who passed away on Friday, January 20. The flags will remain at half-staff until sunset on Saturday, January 28, 2023.

“Jerry Blavat, ‘The Geator with the Heater,’ was a Philadelphia legend, a one-of-a-kind entertainer, and a dear friend to many,” said Mayor Kenney. “I and so many others will miss him terribly. He brought a lot of happiness into our lives, and we are grateful for his gift of sharing and celebrating music over so many years, and for his contributions to the sound, culture, and spirit of our city.

“Thank you Jerry, for using your gift to make your beloved Philadelphia a better and more joyful place all these years.”