Even though we never met person to person, I felt a close kinship to Gerry. Her first husband and I were both submarine veterans. She contacted me many years ago via the internet, asking me something about submarines. We started communicating then and continued up until her passing. May God rest her soul.
To the family of Gerry Hostetler, I met Gerry when I was the community police officer in Wildwood Green. Gerry was always an inspriration and very dedicated to her community. She will be missed. Officer Mike Warren-CMPD retired
You and your gift of compassion and words will be greatly missed. A woman of massive empathy.
About sixteen years ago Gerry met and interviewed my dad, L.S. Stroupe and me at Southminster Retirement Community. Mom had passed that July in the health care center. Writing the obituary my sister , Mary Ellen, mentioned the unique position our mother carried during the WWII years for Arlington Hall as a "code breaker". This item caught Gerry's eye.
Gerry did a wonderful work interviewing Dad and me. You know, this was a stage of the grieving process. There were a lot of laughs and many tears shed- but her article was so well written- my dad loved reading it over and over.To this day Gerry's visit and her Observer article are highlights in my life.
Barbara Anne Stegall Matthews, NC
Jeri, you are in our thoughts....We are so sorry for your loss.....
Lynne and Stu Cojac