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Paul Gerding Sr.

1936 - 2017
Paul Gerding Sr. Obituary
Paul S. Gerding Sr. age 81 of Paradise Valley, AZ formerly from Glencoe, IL. Beloved husband of Ellen Gerding nee Rohde; loving father of Paul S. Jr. (Jill), Keith R. (Heather) and David J. (Sandra) Gerding; proud grandfather of Reilly, Hope, Kate, Tyler, River, Gage and Mars Gerding; dear brother of John (Shirley) Gerding; brother-in-law of Joanne Gerding; fond uncle of Joseph (Dawn), John (Jenny), Christopher and Julianne Gerding. Mr. Gerding was a graduate of Loyola University Chicago and attended University of Michigan Law School where he graduated JD with Distinction, Order of the Coif and served as an editor of the Michigan Law Review. He enjoyed a practice spanning 52 years of corporate litigation in the areas of commercial business litigation and governmental regulatory compliance. He was partner in firms in Chicago, assistant general counsel for Baxter Healthcare Corporation and most recently a partner with Kutak Rock.His civic and philanthropic work included pro-bono counsel and serving as President of the Glencoe Board of Education, trustee of the Village of Glencoe, Chairman of the Charitable Unit of the of Chicago, Chairman of the Institutional Review Board of the Arizona Heart Hospital, as Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Arizona Heart Foundation and was appointed to the Arizona Medical Board in 2014 by Arizona Governor Janice K. Brewer. Visitation Friday, September 29, 2017 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Donnellan Family Funeral Home, 10045 Skokie Blvd. at Old Orchard Road Skokie, IL 60077. Funeral Mass Saturday September 30, 2017, 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church 1077 Tower Road Winnetka, IL 60093. Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery, Northbrook. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to www.cancer.org. Info www.donnellanfuneral.com or (847) 675-1990.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Sept. 28, 2017
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