Gerald was my oldest brother of 3 brothers. Gerald was 19 when he left home and I was only 8 yrs old.

Gerry was a wonderful person. He had a huge impact on my life and I learned many things from him. He was one of the most influential people in my life and helped me become a better person. He was a fantastic hunting and fishing partner and we shared many good times. I know there is great fishing in heaven and I’m sure Gerry will hook the big one…Till we meet again, my friend…

I first met Jerry in Spain. Ray & I had met in Seville & my mother & I were invited to spend Easter with Muriel & Jerry who lived in base housing in Rota. Later when Ray was working nights Jerry would pick me up & we would go to the Officers Club to have a drink & play the slot machines. He was never a big talker but I learned a lot about him during those evenings. A few months later I went to live with Muriel & Jerry in California while Ray was at sea & I was new in the US. I have memories of camping trips, Jerry & his dogs, Jerry fishing, always aiming to catch that record breaking bass. Over the years he & Muriel took in me & the kids several times for one reason or another, we were very lucky to be a part of their family. To add to the comments about him being a great father & grandfather I want to add that he was a wonderful Father in Law, a gentle man & a gentleman. I will always remember him with love.

I am heartbroken. You and Muriel were so good to me. You took me in after my mom died and you always treated me like a daughter. Thank you for everything you did for me. Rest In Peace my friend. (Diane French)