Girard "Jerry" Gass Jr.
FUNERAL HOME
Anderson Funeral Home
611 Robert Smalls Parkway
Beaufort, SC
Girard "Jerry" Gass, Jr. Staff Sgt. Girard "Jerry" Gass, Jr., 33, of Huger, SC, and currently stationed at Fort Bragg, NC, passed away Sunday, August 3, 2014 at the Jalalabad Air Field Hospital, Afghanistan. The family will receive friends Friday, August 15, 2014 from 5 - 7 PM at Anderson Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 12 noon at Community Bible Church, 638 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort. Interment to follow in Beaufort National Cemetery with full military honors. He was a loving husband to his wife Nancy and a devoted father to his children, Charlie and Stella. He is also survived by his parents Girard, Sr. and Kristi Gass. Jerry was a U.S. Army Special Forces medical sergeant on his second deployment to Afghanistan, and his awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal with valor device, Army Achievement Medal, two Army Good Conduct Medals and National Defense Service Medal. He was posthumously awarded his second Bronze Star Medal and Meritorious Service Medal. He will be remembered as an exceptional Green Beret who loved his family, team, country and job with everything he had. Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory, Beaufort, SC. is assisting the family.

Published by The Island Packet from Aug. 9 to Sep. 12, 2014.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Aug
15
Visitation
5:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
Anderson Funeral Home
611 Robert Smalls Parkway, Beaufort, SC
Aug
16
Funeral service
12:00p.m.
Community Bible Church
638 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort, OH
Aug
16
Interment
Beaufort National Cemetery
OH
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May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

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Aaron Rao
November 6, 2014
To the family and close friends of Jerry, I send my deepest thoughts and prayers. I went to Hanahan with Jerry and had the pleasure of knowing him. He was a wonderful person and always put others first. We spent a lot of time cooking muffins in home economics. I will treasures those fond memories of Jerry always. Thank you for your service to this country. You and your family will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. With much love, Tiffany Morales Gregory
Tiffany Morales Gregory
September 12, 2014
To The Gass Family, Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your loved one, and my sincerest gratitude for his service for our country. May he rest in peace and may you have comfort and healing for your loss.
S. Kronenwetter
September 4, 2014
To the family, friends, and military unit of Sgt. Gass Please, accept my deepest condolences for your loss of Girard. We will not forget his brave service to defend freedom and protect our way of life. May he rest in Peace and may you have comfort and healing for your loss. With sincere gratitude
August 31, 2014
Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers ([email protected] is an organization with groups throughout the country who work to send handmade prayer shawls and/or lap robes to families who have lost a loved one while serving our country. Members of Trindle Spring Lutheran Church of Mechanicsburg, PA would like to extend our sincere sympathy and to honor your loved one's sacrifice and memory by sending our prayers and comfort through a prayer gift which will be mailed to you. If you are interested, please contact me at [email protected] with the names and addresses of those who would like to receive one and which gift they would like to receive. We will send our gift as soon as possible. Also, if you know of any other families who are grieving the loss of a loved on who died while serving our country, please pass along my e-mail address. May God bless you and comfort you in the days ahead. Sincerely, Lynne
Lynne Neibert
August 22, 2014
I know there are no words to say at this time, except how sorry that I am. My thoughts and prayers are with you always. Girard will never be forgotten.

For you every single soldier
Those who served so honorable
Your life was forever altered
While I'm home safe and free
I stand with grateful admiration
I stand respectful and so proud
I know I'm only a civilian
And I don't even know if it's allowed.

But I salute you; allow me the honor to salute you with permission let me say. Even though I hold no rank know that from my heart my humble gratitude comes from the deepest part. I salute you.
For those missing in action;for those who didn't make it home.
I know you're in God's presence you are not alone.
For every neatly folded flag;for every shattered family
I will do the only thing I know to dignify your memory.

I salute you, allow me the honor to salute you with permission let me say even though I hold no rank know that from my heart my humble gratitude comes from the deepest part.

I salute you.

I Salute You.

Suzanne MacDaniel,A Proud Aunt
SGT. David M.Fisher KIA 12/1/04 Iraq - - - -
August 19, 2014
From the Lemarr family, I want to express our deepest condolences, Jerry was an amazing person, I watched him play at Hanahan HS as he attended school with my daughter Elizabeth and my son Eddie, along with his brother Jesse. The love for his family and friends was always known and was a true showing of how his Mother and Father raised him. His love for his country was truly shown by is accomplishments he made in short time he served in the military. Not most men or women make the strides he made in a 6 years with out loving what he did. May God be with his family during this tragedy.
Myrt Lemarr-Hooson
August 17, 2014
Thinking of the Gass family, his SF brothers and friends. What an amazing man to have touched so many lives in such a short 33 years. God speed.
August 16, 2014
The State of South Carolina and the community of Beech Island mourn with your family. My family and I deeply appreciate S/SGT Gass' service to our nation and his commitment to our freedom. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has requested that flags be flown at half-staff effective immediately (13 August 2014) until sundown on Saturday, 16 August 2014 in honor of S/SGT Girard “Jerry” Gass, Jr. May God continue to bless the United States of America!
Jeff Hoefs
August 13, 2014
To the family, friends, and military unit of SSgt. Gass, Please, accept my deepest condolences for your loss of "Jerry". We are grateful for his brave service to defend freedom and protect our way of life. His sacrifice will not be forgotten. May he rest in Peace and may you have comfort and healing for your loss.
M. Carpenter
August 13, 2014
While we only had the pleasure of meeting Jerry twice, the love he had for our cousin Nancy and their family was evident. We thank you for your service to this county. Our thoughts, prayers and love are with the whole family during this difficult time.
Jen and Chris Stevens
August 13, 2014
Please know that your sacrifice does not go unappreciated. May God keep you and your family safely in his watch.
A grateful American.
August 13, 2014
j david gass jr gass jr
August 13, 2014
So very sorry for your loss. Thank you for your service to our country.

The Rozsahegyi Family
August 13, 2014
Our family wishes to thank you for your service. May you rest in peace. May God watch over your family.
Linda
August 13, 2014
Thank you for our service...
August 13, 2014
Thank you for your service and sacrifice Sir.
August 13, 2014
Thank you all for your sympathy and prayers. Instead of flowers please consider a donation, perhaps Wounded Warrior Project, Green Beret Foundation, or something for dogs. He loved them too. Let your heart be your guide.
Jerry Gass Sr
August 12, 2014
The family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Sheri Marangelli
August 12, 2014
Gerry was one of the most hilarious and fun people I've had the honor of knowing. Above all else he loved his family and honored his country. He will be missed and always remembered.
J C
August 11, 2014
What a wonderful person! Words can not say enough!!!
Tim and Lisa Kleintop
August 11, 2014
Our sympathies for Jerry's family over this devastating loss. I sing in choir with Jeannie in Mentor and she shared this tragic news. May God hold you close at this difficult time. Our church communities prayers are with you.
Lindsay Tobin
August 11, 2014
Our sympathies at this time of loss. We didn't know Jerry, only thru his in-laws in VA, but our hearts go out to the family. Prayers for all of you
Bud & Patty White
August 9, 2014
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