Gerry was born in Northern Ireland, ordained a Redemptorist for the English Redemptorists and served in the U.S. Army as a Catholic chaplain. He married Barbara and taught International Business in Austin, Texas. He was a lively, lovely wonderful man, filled with good will and humor.
"Ah, what importance is it now what any did or didn't, since he is dead? But it is for him and the like of him that the flowers smile, and always smiled, in the green soil of Ireland. But he is dead."