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alt GERALD R. "JERRY” GEHRIG age 74 of 12 Hopkins Street, Mount Morris, NY, died Tuesday June 16, 2015 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born on March 6, 1941 in Warsaw, NY. He was a veteran of the Air Force during the Vietnam War from 1963 to 1967. He married Stephanie Gurtkowski on April 14, 2001. Prior to his retirement in 2001 was a 5th grade teacher at the Dalton School for Keshequa Central School for over 30 years. He also worked as an Officer for the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department from 1972 to 1998, NYS Park Police at Letchworth State Park for over 34 years,he also worked for the Mount Morris Police Department and was Deputy Fire Coordinator “C3” for Livingston County for over 35 years. He was a 56 year member of the Active Hose Company of the Mount Morris Fire Department where he served as Fire Chief from 1973-74, Past President of the Active Hose Company and former Secretary/Treasurer of the Department. He was Past President of Western New York VFA from 2011-12. Member of the Livingston County Chiefs Association having served as past president, Livingston County VFA, FASNY and NYS Chiefs Association. He was a member of St. Patrick’s Church the Hally-Allen American Legion Post 1341 in Sonyea, NY where he was Past commander, NYS and Livingston County Retired Teachers Association. He served on the Mount Morris Village Board for 24 years and as Deputy Mayor for 8 years. Jerry enjoyed golfing and bowling. He is survived by his loving Wife Stephanie and Daughter Leah. Sister Betsy (Frank) Reeder of Leicester. 1 niece and 4 nephews including Thomas (Gina) Reeder of Rochester and Steven (Amy) Reeder of Mt. Morris, 2 Great nephews Nicholas and Joshua and many dear and loving friends. Friends may call Friday from 4- 7 pm at the JOHN W. MARTIN FUNERAL HOME, 37 Chapel Street, (Route 408), Mount Morris where a Firemens Service will be held on Friday at 7:30pm. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Patrick’s Church on Saturday at 9:30 am. Interment with military Honors at Mount Morris Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers. Memorials may be made to the Mt. Morris Fire Department or Mt. Morris Library. Sign the online registry at www.johnwmartinfuneralhome.com

 
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