JERRY MODGLIN Jerry Modglin, of Henderson, was a pioneer in the gambling industry. He opened Caesars Palace and was recognized for his artistic excellence as a croupier. For 40 years, he was the craps crews ideal "wing man." Jerry was born in Galesburg, Ill., March 29, 1941. Jerry peacefully passed away Feb. 18, 2013. Jerry was preceded in death by his son, Jason. Jerry is survived by sons, Brad and Justin; daughter, Michelle Harrell; wife, Joanna; and eight grandchildren. Jerry was a quiet man, enjoying chess, books, and crosswords. Being a trivia expert, he relished family games, particularly family camping adventures. Jerry's requiem mass will be at 10 a.m., Monday, March 4, at Our Lady of Victory Church, 1575 E. Windmill Lane. The Modglin family wishes to express their gratitude to the Rhythm of Life Hospice. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada.