Some of us meet friends and will miss if they pass.
We lost Jerry the other day and as we watch Chris
go by, let me share his life he spent with us.
|Gerard F. Wallace,
61 years - July 30, 2006
|Gerard F. Wallace, 61,
was stricken Sunday, July 30, 2006 on his way to vacation in Maine. Born
in New York City on November 9, 1944 he was the son of Joseph and Phyllis
He graduated from Beverly High School and attended
Northeastern University where he played on the basketball and football
teams. Gerry was a Beverly firefighter for many years, as well as, the
President of the Fire Union for more than 20 years. As President he worked
to improve the lives of hard working men, women and their
A member of both the Union and Elks Clubs, Gerry will
leave many friends behind. He is survived by his wife, Linda E. (Brine)
Wallace, his children, Shannon A. Wallace, Daniel J. Wallace, Patrick N.
Wallace, and daughter-in-law, Gretchen A. Wallace. A loving brother, he
also leaves behind Stephen M. Wallace, sister-in law, Roxanne Wallace,
Sisters, Jan Miller and Barbara Jobin and nephews and nieces.
resident of Vieques, Puerto Rico for the last 10 years, Gerry will leave
many dear friends behind there as well. While in Vieques and in Beverly he
was a true competitor and enjoyed playing dominoes, trivial pursuit,
horseshoes, Jeopardy and anything else that sparked friendly competition.
He could often be found reading a good book on the beach or socializing
with his many friends. A comical man with a heart-of-gold he was a happy
sight to all those with whom he came in contact. Gerry will be missed
greatly and was a proud father, brother, and husband.
service will be held in the First Baptist Church, 221 Cabot St.,Beverly on
Friday, August 4, 2006 at 1 P.M.
Memorial Contributions can be sent to
the Andy Hawryluk Firefighter Scholarship Fund (mail to 1 Tudor Rd.,
Beverly, MA. 01915 Attn: Brian Miller) or the Shriners Hospital-Boston, 51
Blossom St., Boston, MA. 02114,
Jerry spent many
years with Tio, Linda, Casey and Clapper. He also was a guest at our house. Lee
and I walked down today and looked at his tire track when he last
We will miss him
speak words, he was a great guy, we all loved him, he smiled everyday and he
loved his wife and kids along with us more than anyone
We are sending
photos from last Labor Day when he enjoyed a party here . This will be for
his wife and children.
Jerry was the one
you wanted to live next to you, a dinner guest and a best
If someone wants to
cry, cry for him. That is how special he was to us.
Lee and I will miss
him, we are sorry to loose him.