ObitDConrad Jerome Gaiser |

ObitDConrad Jerome Gaiser

A memorial will be given Oct. 5 for Conrad Jerome Gaiser, who died peacefully from a brief illness brought on by old age Sept. 25, 2002, at Turlock, Calif. He was 91.

Mr. Gaiser was born Aug. 18, 1911, in Manilla, The Philippines, where his father was an American army major on active duty. He developed an early interest in chemistry, and by his late teens was making synthetic gems in his back yard in Campbell, Calif. He went on to achieve a master’s degree in chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley. There he met and married his wife, Audrey. He reached the pinnacle of his career by being elected a Fellow in the American Chemical Society.

Mr. Gaiser had a great love for the Sierra, and after inventing the consumer product, Bounce, he and his wife moved to the Zephyr Cove area more than 30 years ago. Soon thereafter they bought one of the last lake front lots in

Skyland, where a home he designed was built and where they lived until recently. All who knew him were always ready for his keen wit and great story telling. He was a person with both great intellectual capacity and social grace. His activities were varied and included being a member of the board of directors of Douglas County Library and a life member of the South Lake Tahoe Yacht Club. Mr. Gaiser lived a wonderful life and is loved by all who came to know him.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Audrey Gaiser of Turlock, Calif.; son, Tom Gaiser of Zephyr Cove; daughters, Laurel Ann Green of Sacramento and Lynn Ellen Serraille of Turlock; and granddaughters, Lydia, Roxanne and Claire Serraille of Turlock and Alexandria Gaiser of Zephyr Cove.

A memorial will begin at 2 p.m. Oct. 5 at Whitehurst, Norton and Dias Funeral Home, 286 West Main St., Turlock, CA 95380. The telephone number is (209) 634-4904.

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