Gerry was one of my closest friends in college-at Pitt. Though geographic distances were large, especially when Gerry and Melanie moved to Yuma, we somehow were able to reconnect over the years. I was fortunate to be at Gerry and Melanies wedding and most recently visited them in Connecticut (where I met Josh and Ethan) before they again moved West.
I knew Gerry to be a kind, considerate person. He could be so serious yet fun loving and funny.
My prayers and wishes for some sort of healing go to Melanie, Josh and Ethan.