Gerard F. Rodgers, 76, passed away March 24, 2003, in Pueblo West, Colo. Survived by his wife, Mary L. Rodgers, of the family home; children, Patricia Rodgers of Holly, Mich., Sharon Rodgers of New Delhi, India, Susan Lazanas of East Tawas, Mich., and Joyce Rosenthal of Englewood, Colo.; siblings, Robert (Dori) Rodgers of Highland, Mich., William (Diane) Rodgers of Chula Vista, Calif., Shirley Michelin of Troy, Mich., Elizabeth (Siegfried) Gohrmann of White Lake, Mich., and Lawrence (Mary) Rodgers of Johannesburg, Mich.; sister-in-law, Bernice Ewing of East Tawas, Mich.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Gerard was born April 18, 1926, in Detroit, Mich. and served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was a building contractor who enjoyed his work and working with his customers. He was also a private pilot and flying was his passion. Being multi-talented, he also sang with the Pueblo Sunsational Barbershop Chorus. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, March 29, 2003, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Reverend Ray and Priscilla Hawkins officiating. Those who desire may make memorials to Pueblo Sunsational Barbershop Chorus through the funeral home.

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  1. Aunt MaryLou I am sorry to hear of the loss, He was a big influence on me growing up.I think about him almost daily espeacially at work when I start to whistle-I picked it up from him. There are numerous other things that have also become apart of my life from him. He was one of a kind. Love and prayers Craig

  2. Have known Gerard for many Years and enjoyed spending time with them here in Mich, and In Colorado, was looking forward to our Amtrack Trip In April with Marylou and Jerry, Will miss him.

  3. Have known Jerry for over 50 years, he was like a brother,and always enjoyed his and Marys visits back to Michigan, Have a lot of memories and will miss him.

  4. Although we’ve lost touch over the years, I have many fond memories of the times we spent together at the National Guard family weekends in Grayling. Joann and John have kept me informed of their visits with you. My deepest sympathy to you and to your family. May God bless you and keep you in the palm of His hand.

  5. Aunt MaryLou We are so sorry for your loss. I am greatfull that I got to share some time with Uncle Jerry in Decmember. He’s with some Great people and singing in a bigger choir. Love Harold,Nancy,Trevor&Eric.

  6. God Bless all of you! Though miles separate us right now our Hearts, Love, and Prayers are with all of you.

  7. A friend for 50+ years, and best man at our wedding in 1955. John worked with Gerard for 10 years as an aircraft mechanic. A finer person would be hard to find.

  8. We met Gerard in the late 1940’s and shared many happy days in the 7 up Flying Clubas well as 10 years working together as aircraft mechanics. I will try to put together some of the memories from my “old stories” jar and forward them as soon as they are finished. Sincerely, Don & Gerry

  9. Dear AML-
    Love you, always will. You will be in my heart always. Thanks for all the good times with you and UJ and for just being YOU. You are my BEST FRIEND and SISTER and always will be. Love, Carolyn and Jim

  10. AML and Girls-
    You know we will always be with you through these difficult times and always….remember the happy times!!! I know I will and that will get me through this. All my love, Karen and Ken

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