Gerald R. Fleck
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Fleck, Gerald R.
A memorial service for Gerald R. Fleck, first assistant director of the "Enterprise" series, will be conducted at 1:30p.m. Sunday, September 21 at the Rincon Beach Club, Carpinteria. Jerry Fleck died Sunday September 14, of unknown causes at his home in Saugus. He was 55. Visitation will be 12 noon to 4p.m. Saturday at the Eternal Valley Memorial Park Mortuary, Newhall. Jerry Fleck was born in Chicago in 1947 to Ed and Joan Fleck late of Santa Barbara. When the family moved to Santa Barbara in 1955 he attended Our Lady of Guadalupe and Bishop High. During his years there, while serving as student body president and achieving the Eagle Scout rank, he displayed a talent for singing and acting, starring in school productions of "The King and I" and "Carousel," and with the Santa Barbara Youth Theater in "Man of La Mancha." He continued his theater studies at Santa Barbara City College and Long Beach State, and won a scholarship to the American Academy of Dramatic Art in New York City. After graduation he appeared in numerous theater productions throughout the eastern states for several years. In the mid-70s he began assisting in the production of feature films and episodic television with Sun Classic Pictures, notably "The Life & Times of Grizzly Adams." Throughout the 1980's he was an assistant director on many television series, including "Matt Houston," "Hardcastle and McCormick," "The A-Team," and "Hunter." He was an assistant director on such feature films as "Beetlejuice" and "Edward Scissorhands." He joined Paramount Studios 11 ½ years ago as first assistant director on "Star Trek The Next Generation." He continued with "Star Trek Voyager," and most recently "Enterprise." He had an integral role in the production of these episodic television series, as well as working as an assistant director on two of the recent Star Trek feature films, "First Contact" and "Insurrection". Loved and respected by many in his profession, Jerry was a member of the Directors Guild of America and was affectionately known as "the best AD in Hollywood." He is survived by his wife Katy of Saugus, son Simon of Sherman Oaks, daughter Emily of Santa Barbara, brother Michael of New Zealand, and sister JoAnne of Boise, Idaho. Jerry's family has requested in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made in his name to The Humane Animal Rescue Team, P.O. Box 920, Fillmore, CA 93016, or to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, 5001 Angel Canyon Dr., Kanab, UT 84741-5000.

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Published in Los Angeles Times on Sep. 18, 2003.
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February 12, 2021
RIP, from all of the Star Trek fan's everywhere,
Thank you ❤.
Terry Steward
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November 6, 2018
Just watched "Extinction" on UK satellite, and noticed the "In Memory of Jerry Fleck" note at start of closing credits. We never knew.
John
May 12, 2017
The Stars have him now.....and there will always be a twinkle to remember you by....thanks for the many memories on Enterprise....
Dennis Rose
January 11, 2017
Jerry Fleck made a wonderful contribution to the Star Trek story. He will live on as long as that story is retold.
October 13, 2016
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Bonjour,

The heart of Andrew from France ask him to create a lasting legacy by keeping the Guest Book online forever ...it is done...

I am a lover of the Star Trek universe which Jerry has embellished with his talent and magic knowledge...

Somewhere in my heart, for eternity, the unknown face of Jerry has a special place..

With Love

André
Andre VUARGNOZ
October 1, 2003
Jerry,

I will miss you my friend. My prayers are there for you and your family. You will be in my heart and memories forever.

So long my friend,

John
Rev Dr John Benjamin Tatum DD PhD
October 1, 2003
My deepest heartfelt sympathy and condolences to the family and friends of Jerry Fleck; Star Trek would not have been as good as it was, and is; without his talent and guidance. May God welcome you fully into the kingdom of heaven and comfort those who are mourning your loss. You will be forever remembered, loved, and missed. May you rest in peace.
Much love,
Rachel Cox
Rachel Cox
September 30, 2003
Too young to fly away....I'm praying for those you left behind!
Onno Wonno
September 29, 2003
My deepest sympathy goes to the family and friends of Jerry Fleck.

God Bless and comfort you in this time of loss.
Phil
September 27, 2003
A wonderful man with a lot of strength, a brilliant Director. He will be sadly missed.

God bless.
Chris Hayes
September 27, 2003
A wonderful man with a lot of strength, a brilliant Director. He will be sadly missed.

God bless.
Chris Hayes
September 25, 2003
The legacy left by Gerald Fleck in the episodes and movies of Star Trek, as well as the feature films he worked on like "Beatle Juice" and "Edward Sissorhands" have left great impact on modern society. His dedication, devotion and spirit have helped shape and point young minds in the right direction. The works he helped have help mold me as a young man, and I feel deeply about the loss of a great man, even though he never begged for popular spotlight.
Bijhan ElCapitan
September 24, 2003
My deepest sympathy goes to the family and friends of Jerry Fleck. Although I did not meet him, I have followed his career closely. I am saddened by his passing. The Star Trek Franchise has certainly lost a legend.
Emily Wheaton
September 24, 2003
Me and my faimly are saddened to learn of your loss and wish you God's comfort at this difficult time.
vince davis
September 24, 2003
My prayers are with you.
JOSEPH STARCHER
September 18, 2003
Dear Fleck Family,
I had the pleasure of working with Jerry on Voyager and thru the pilot & season 1 of Enterprise. Jerry was one of the friendliest & most respected members of the crew, and I will sorely miss him. He always had a smile & warm greeting, and just seeing him in shorts, even in the coldest weather, always made me laugh. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
My deepest sympathies,
Lisa Rich
Lisa Rich
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