He leaves his loving wife of 54 years, Vera (Friedeberg) Gerard; his son, David Gerard and wife Marla of Oak Brook, IL; his two daughters, Barbara Gerard and husband Charles Slovacek of Austin, TX, and Linda Gerard and husband Daniel Grossman of San Francisco, CA; and six grandchildren, Noah and Jonah Gerard-Grossman, Hannah and Cedar Slovacek, and Sophia and Adam Gerard.
Funeral services will be held Friday, September 7, 2012 at 1:30 pm in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Ave., Hartford. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Whitman Rd., West Hartford. The family will be receiving friends at the home of Pamela Friedeberg , 76 Craigmoor Rd., West Hartford after the funeral on Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hebrew Home & Hospital, 1 Abrahms Blvd., West Hartford 06117. For further information, directions, or to sign the guest book for Sherwood, please visit www.weinsteinmortuary.com/funerals.cfm