I happened to find your uncle Edward's obituary in the Cleveland Plain Dealer. I see the family lived at 4444 E 154th in Cleveland from the 1940 Census, which shows Jerry (Sr.) and family, with Jerry Jr. apparently in a 2nd house/unit at the back of the property. This shows Jerry Jr's birthplace as Colorado.
I remember a few years ago speaking with someone in Cleveland (poss. John?). If memory serves, the story he related was that there was a house fire in Pueblo, Colo. in the past that took some of the family members, and the others subsequently moved to Cleveland. I'll have to dig around to see if I have further notes.