Harry Louis Gerc
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Harry Louis Gerc age 95; beloved husband of the late Vivienne; loving father of Ruth (Fred) Knipper, John (Sharon) Gerc and Joan (Craig) Krzewina; cherished PaPa of eleven grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren; fond brother in law of William Jarvis; WW II Navy Veteran, retired Evergreen Park Fireman and member of Evergreen Park American Legion Post #854. Visitation Thursday October 29, 2020; 2 pm to 8 pm at Kosary Funeral Home 9837 S. Kedzie, Evergreen Park. Funeral Friday October 30th; 11:15 am from Chapel to Queen of Martyrs Church for Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 pm; Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery (708) 499-3223 or kosaryfuneralhome.com

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Published in Chicago Tribune on Oct. 28, 2020.
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November 1, 2020
Thank you for being a positive role model to all Uncle Harry.
Rest In Peace,
Nephew Pat
Patrick Dain
October 30, 2020
Greatest milkman ever. He was also a volunteer Fireman with my Dad, Bill Duignan. Always a smile on his face in the green and white truck, with a squirrel on it. Rest in Peace. We'll take ca gallon of chocolate milk, but don't tell my mom!
Scott Duignan
October 28, 2020
Uncle Harry to me was a living saint. He always had a smile and cheerful demeanor even when telling a sad story about his formative years in Willard and Chicago. Not that he didn’t shed some tears, but that he recognized that his unusual childhood circumstances formed his character and outlook. His participation in WWII was grander then he let on. His job gave him access to the flagman who flagged his brother Frankie’s ship, which allowed him a celebrity visit on his brother’s ship which was dwarfed by the aircraft carrier that Harry was on.
Who but Harry could arrange such an event? Uncle Harry never wavered in his love of Aunt Vivian , his children or those in his family. On my last visit at the house with him he entertained me with his own recipe of blueberry muffins!
But mostly, I’ll never forget him clinging to my mother on her last visit to the Willard cemetery, crying softly over his mother’s grave recalling her burial at the age of eight of a loss no child should endure.
Uncle Harry we’ll always remember and share the love you gave others.
Your loving niece, Liz
Liz Karzag
October 28, 2020
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Elizabeth Karzag
October 27, 2020
Many great memories at the firehouse. RIP Harry
Jim Conway
October 27, 2020
To Ruth, John and Joan,
I have so many wonderful memories of your dad it’s hard to pick just one.
Loved riding with him on the milk truck when he did his run but did not love waking up in the middle of the night during a sleepover when the telephone would be ringing and ringing notifying him that he was needed at the firehouse. He will be missed very much.
Love and prayers to you all,
Maureen Noonan
Maureen Noonan
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