Ed­mond Thibault Ger­ardi, DDS

The Beaufort Gazette (Sunday) - - Obituaries -

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.

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