Gerald was a pipefitter with LTV for 40 years and a proud member of the Pipefitters Union #1098 standing as their Union President for 16 years. He loved fishing, woodworking, reading, spending time with his family and wintering in Florida.
He is survived by his spouse, Marilyn (McCarel); children, Stephen (Cristine), Michael (Stephanie), Matthew (Jeanne), and Christine Lyons; sister, Edna; sisters-in-law, Jane and Ursula; 17 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Lena, Rita, Raymond and James “Mio”.
Visitation will be held Friday, November 2, 2012 from 5 to 8 P.M. at Carlson Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, 3477 Medina Road (corner of Rt. 18 and River Styx Rd.), Medina. Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Martin of Tours, 1800 Station Rd., Valley City, Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 10 A.M., with visitation one hour prior. Burial will be in St. Martin of Tours Cemetery at a later date.
Contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Assn., 4500 Rockside Rd., Suite 440, Independence, OH 44131 or the American Cancer Society Northeast Region, 525 North Broad St., Canfield, OH 44406.
Online memorials can be made at www.carlsonfuneralhomes.com.