OBITUARY: Gerald Paul Gips |

OBITUARY: Gerald Paul Gips

Gerald “Gerry” Paul Gips passed away on the eve of Friday, July 20, 2012 in the home he built for himself and his family. Gerry’s favorite music played softly at his bedside and he was surrounded by people who loved him dearly, including his daughter, Nicole. Son of Harry and Sylvia Gips, Gerry was born in New York in 1952 and graduated with a BA from State University of New York at Albany. He was a hardworking, successful businessman who earned the respect of his associates. He was a genuine soul who was always willing to lend a hand when someone was in need or offer sage advice to those who sought it. Gerry had three passions in life: his daughter, the New York Yankees, and music. He attended countless concerts and live shows with his best friends and would often say, “music has the ability to set the soul free.” We love you and miss you already but find a great deal of comfort knowing you are on our side. As the Grateful Dead would say, “what a long, strange trip it’s been.” And what a long, strange trip it is. Thank you for being you, Gerry. You will be in our hearts and souls forever. Gerry will be profoundly missed by his many adoring friends, among them: Robert and Jeffrey Roth, Craig Barthels, Richard Brooks, Thatcher Unsworth, Ron and Leslie Schoenberg, Robert “Rasta” Rathman, and his daughter, Nicole Morgan-his most adoring friend of all.

A celebration of Gerry’s life will take place on August 14, 2012 in South Lake Tahoe, California.

Please email for further details.

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