I met Gerry when he was a detective in Alachua County, about 1980. He was so good at what he did that I persuaded him to join our law firm in Jacksonville as a staff investigator. He became a good friend, and for awhile we roomed together while I looked for an apartment. He taught me to do my laundry and to cook. He could cook for a big crowd with ease and was very funny. I will miss his ready laugh.
My sympathies to Leanne and all of you in his family who were privileged to share his company.