William C. Gerard age 90 a Berkley resident for many years passed away May 10 2011 in Royal Oak. William was born May 4 1921 in Ferndale to the late Ada and Raymond Gerard. William graduated Berkley High School in 1932. He was a purchasing agent with the Excello Packaging Company for 42 years and enjoyed all kinds of sports. He was an avid Red Wings and Tigers fan along with his love of golf. Survivors are his children Barbara (Jack) Crain Douglas (Linda) Gerard John (Ingrid) Gerard Denise Oleksiak and Lisa (Leonard) Krauss; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and his brother Joe (Barbara) Gerard. He was preceded in death by his wife Frances in April 2005. In keeping with his wishes cremation has taken place. His family will receive friends Sunday 2 p.m.-8 p.m. at Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home 2125 W. 12 Mile Rd. Berkley (2 blocks west of Woodward). Memorial Mass is 10:30 a.m. Monday at Guardian Angel Catholic Church 581 E. 14 Mile Rd. Clawson. Memorials appreciated to Beaumont Hospice. Share a memory at www.sawyerfuller.com
Published in Daily Tribune on May 13 2011.
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