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Sam J. Gerardi


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Sam J. Gerardi Obituary
Sam J. Gerardi

May 21, 1934 - April 6, 2018

REDONDO BEACH, CA - Sam J. Gerardi was born to Minnie & Sam Gerardi in Warren, PA, on May 21, 1934. He married Geri Aquisto and created 5 children. He attended the University of Notre Dame Class of ‘56. After graduating he went on to become an aeronautical engineer, working for NASA on the Apollo program. He was a pioneer in the development of rocket engines for the purpose of space exploration. He was a board member for the LA Chapter of the ND club and later became president and man of the year. He was also a board member of the National Football Foundation as well as the College Football Hall of Fame, where he was honored as man of the year. He was loved and respected throughout the country. Service to be held at the Notre Dame Basilica on Wednesday, May 16 at 9am.
Published in South Bend Tribune on May 15, 2018
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