Obituary: William “Bill” John Gerard

William “Bill” John Gerard, loving husband of Anne McGovern Gerard. Bill passed away peacefully on May 24, 2016, in his home on the bluff, holding Anne’s hand. Beloved father of Tara (Mark) Moran, Mark (Joanna) Gerard, Michael (Nancey) Gerard, M.D., William (Virginia) Gerard, and Kevin (Margaret) Gerard. Proud grandfather of Grace, Garrett, Liam, Finnian, Moira, Jack, Callum, Gavin, Catherine, Hannah, Aiden, Nina, Elise, Gabriella. Loving brother to Patricia (Gene) Eldridge and the late Rosemary Mitchell. Uncle of John Eldridge, M.D. and Jim Eldridge. Bill was the son of William and Tess Gerardo of Sturgis, Michigan, where he was born and raised.

Bill was a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, with a BA in Accounting and a JD in law. Bill loved fishing and sailing with Anne and the children for many summers in Door County and coached many baseball and football teams in the spring and fall months.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday May 31, 2016 at Stella Maris Parish – Sister Bay Site from 11:00 A.M. until the time of the Funeral Mass at Noon. Interment in the Little Sister Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to University of Notre Dame, 1100 Grace Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556.

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