Gerry Geppert, 79, a resident of El Segundo, Calif., formerly of Nashville, passed away at his home on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 2:40 p.m. surrounded by his wife Gail and his daughters Gina, Georgette and Greta. As Gerry, Gail and the girls concluded praying “The Our Father,” Gerry took his last breath on earth and began his eternal life.
Gerry was the second eldest of 12 children of Ignatius and Wanda Geppert. He was a flight engineer in the U.S. Nave, worked for American Airlines and later for Hughes Aircraft Co., was an avid gardener, loved the outdoors, enjoyed fishing, had an ability to build or fix anything, was devoted to his wife Gail of 57 years and was dedicated to helping her rehabilitate when she was ill. He was a loving father, father-in-law, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Gerry’s happiest times were spent with his family and attending all of the grandchildren’s various events. While the last year and a half of his life was difficult, Gerry never complained. He never wanted to be a burden and was always concerned more about Gail’s well-being than his own. His social life revolved around church activities at American Martyrs Catholic Church in Manhattan Beach, Calif., where he and Gail have been parishioners for over 40 years.
Gerry’s family would like to thank everyone for giving Gerry rides to his treaments, providing meals, driving Gail to her appointments, watering the lawn and many other tasks that were generously executed throughout his illness. Most importantly, they would like to thank you for the participation in the service and for your many prayers. The love and support of amily and friends has truly been a blessing. Even during his illness, Gerry prayed for “all of those who are praying for me” and as his family, we will continue to pray for all of you.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to either Tower Cancer Research Foundation or American Martyrs Church for American Martyrs Catholic School.
The doctors who treated Gerry work closely with The Tower Cancer Research Foundation. All funds will go directly to research, not to administrative fees. Mail donations to: The Tower Cancer Research Foundation, 9090 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 350, Beverly Hills, CA 90211 in memory of Germain Geppert for the General Research Fund.
To donate to Gerry’s parish: American Martyrs Catholic Church, 624 15th Street, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 in memory of Gerry Geppert for American Martyrs School (all six of Gerry’s grandchildren attended AMS).