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Gerald Read

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Gerald Read

AGE: 86 • Toms River

Gerald Read 86 of Toms River died Saturday, April 22, at home surrounded by his family. Born in Birkenhead, England, he was raised in Queens, NY but had also lived in Sunnyvale, CA before moving to the area in 1971. He was employed as a Sales Representative in the toy industry for over 50 years. He was also employed by Hi Speed International, Hong Kong as Vice President of National Sales before retiring 6 years ago. He served in the US Navy during the Korean War with the Tin Can Sailors. He belonged to the Toms River Yacht Club. He is predeceased by 2 wives, Evelyn Read, who died in 1994, and Virginia Read, who died in 2004. Surviving is his present wife of 11 years, Arleen (Reagan) Read, 2 daughters and their husbands, Daryl and Chris McAndrews, Cynthia and Don Wall all of Toms River, and 7 grandchildren, Matthew, Colleen, Katie, Ryan, Megan, Caroline, and Julianne. There will be no calling hours, but a Celebration of Life will take place on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 1pm, please contact the family for further details. To send online condolences, please visit our website at
Published in Asbury Park Press on Apr. 26, 2017
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