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Gerard "Gerry" Gartland


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Gerard "Gerry" Gartland Obituary
Our loving husband, father and grandfather, Gerard "Gerry" Gartland passed away peacefully on Monday, December 13, 2010, at the age of 88. He was a resident of San Pedro for 55 years. Gerry was born on February 28, 1922 in Rochester, New York to loving parents, James and Louise Gartland. He came from a large family of ten children. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Christine Anne Gartland and his grandson, Justin Brian Gartland. He is survived by his wife, Helen Gartland; his son, Brian Gartland (Paulette); his daughters, Catherine McBee (Marty), Karen Foley (Dennis) and Erin Gartland-Kirkpatrick (Dain). He will be especially missed by his eight loving and devoted grandchildren, Jeremy, Erica, Evan, Elise, Elliot, Chad, Caitlin and Noelle. He proudly served as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII and the Korean War. He returned to California after serving in the Marines and married his wife, Helen Klosowski in 1951. He attended USC and graduated with a degree in public administration and was hired at Northrop Grumman also in 1951. He continued there for 37 years in several positions focusing on industrial security, retiring in 1988 in order to spend more time with his grandchildren. He was happiest when working in his yard, taking his daily walks, spending time with his wife of 59 years, Helen, and spending time with his children and grandchildren. A funeral Mass will be held at Holy Trinity Church, 1292 West Santa Cruz Street, San Pedro, CA on Thursday, December 16, 2010 at 9:30 a.m., followed by burial services at Green Hills Memorial Park. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits. You are welcome to leave the family a message or share memories at mcnerneysmortuary.com.


Published in Daily Breeze on Dec. 15, 2010
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