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Passed away on May 19, 2021. He was born in Tampa, FL, on September 27, 1943. He moved with family to Rochester in July of 1953. Gerald graduated from Madison High School in 1963.

In February of 1965, Gerald joined the United States Air Force. He received the Air Force Longevity Award Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, Air Force Good Conduct Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, and Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal. He retired in 1985 as a Staff Sergeant Training Technician. He returned to Rochester afterwards.

He had a great sense of humor. He enjoyed photography, long drives, watching bad action movies, and spending time with his family. He was always willing to help without question to whoever and whenever he could. He had a kind, loving, and gentle soul. He was the best father. He is survived by two daughters Marie Simmons and Krystyna Simmons, granddaughter Kryshell Simmons, sister Anita Simmons, and niece Jeannean Gardner. He will be greatly missed.

Funeral to be held at 1pm on May 26, 2021 at Western New York National Cemetery
1254 Indian Falls Road, Corfu, NY 14036

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