Edmond Thibault Gerardi, DDS
Dr. Edmond T. Gerardi, 88, formerly of Waterbury, passed away peacefully on October 22, 2018 at Fraser Health Center on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Prior to retiring to Hilton Head in 2014, he had been a lifelong resident of Waterbury where his family has long and deep roots. He was the youngest of the three children of Alice Thibault Gerardi and William Francis Gerardi.
After graduating from Sacred Heart High School, he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biological Sciences in 1952 from The University of Maryland, where he was a member of the Air Force ROTC program. After his commissioning in May 1952, he entered active duty. He was first stationed with the 31st Air Transport Squadron at Westover, MA. In January 1953, he was assigned as Adjutant to the 4th Fighter Interceptor Wing of the 4th Air Base Group stationed at Kimpo Air Field, Korea and then at Langley Field, VA. He continued his service to his country as member of the USAF Reserve until 1962.
After leaving active military service, Dr. Gerardi entered the Georgetown University School of Dentistry and graduated in 1958. He opened his practice in the Brown Building and retired in 2002 after 44 years.
Dr. Gerardi was a Life Member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, a member of the Elk’s Club, and a Life Member of the American Dental Association, Connecticut State Dental Society, and the Dental Society of Greater Waterbury. He is a Past President of the Exchange Club of Waterbury, serving 2 consecutive terms.
Dr. Gerardi served on the Waterbury Board of Fire Commissioners for 18 years as its longest active member.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Alma Cyr Gerardi,
y y five children: Dr. William Gerardi of Minneapolis, MN and Palm Springs, CA; Dr. Michael J. Gerardi and his wife Lisa of Hackensack, NJ and Callawassie Island, SC; Donna Gerardi Riordan and her husband Dr. Michael Riordan of Orcas Island, WA; Paul Gerardi and his wife Margaret of Basalt, CO and Debra Gerardi Kemper and her husband Stephen of Boston, MA; and eight grandchildren: Edmond, Michael and Alyssa Gerardi; Denis Riordan; Max and Zoe Kemper, and William and Wade Gerardi. He is also survived by his sister, Leatrice DiGiovanni, and many nieces and nephews; he is predeceased by his brother Francis Gerardi.
A memorial funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at 10:00 AM. At the request of the family, memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Waterbury Children’s Community School or Memory Matters (Hilton Head, SC). www.keith funeral.com. Gary Harter
WALTERBORO – Mr. Gary Edward Harter, 70, of Ruffin, entered into rest Saturday afternoon, October 20, 2018, at the Veteran’s Victory House in Walterboro.
Born July 17, 1948, in Beaufort County, he was a son of the late John Dexter Harter and the late Eunice Bryant Gulledge and a stepson of the late Howard Leon Gulledge. He served our country faithfully in the United States Navy and was a retired from the Maintenance Department at Laurel Bay. He was a member of Doctor’s Creek Baptist Church in Walterboro and was formerly active in the Men’s Fellowship. He will always be remembered for the love he possessed for being on his Pontoon Boat in Beaufort and fishing. He also enjoyed many wonderful memoryfilled trips to Pidgeon Forge, Tennessee.
Surviving are: his life partner of thirty years, Mrs. Barbara McLendon Hudson and her children, Sharon Ryan (Harry), and David Hudson (Jessica); grandchildren, Katrina Ryan, Spencer Hudson,
y p and Jessica Lovell; and great grandchild, Olivia Grace Ryan. He is survived by three brothers, Buddie Harter, Gerald Harter, and Harold Harter; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a step-son, Bobby Hudson; brothers, Victor, Charlie, and Richard; and sisters, Carol, Evelyn, Audrey, and Judy.
A memorial service will held at a later date.
Arrangements by: THE BRICE W. HERNDON AND SONS FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATORY, WALTERBORO CHAPEL, 1193 Bells Highway, Walterboro, 843.538.5408. Visit the registry online at: w ww.briceherndonfuneralhome.com.