Richard C Pierce
Remembering Jim Russell yesterday (May 5, 2020) on the 50 Anniversary of Kent State, gave me cause to remember others from my youth. I find it sad that there were no comments attributed to Gerry. Gerry was my first girlfriend. Not that dating was easy in 9th grade in the early 60s. I would ride my bike to her house. Our time together was mostly spending time in the game room of her parents house or an occasional dinner at the Upper St. Clair Country Club. We sometimes would go to Debbie Schramm's house, Gerry's friend. I was impressed with Debbie's playhouse in the backyard. My 10th grade was spent at Greenbrier Military School. Upon my return, Gerry was dating a friend of mine, Rob Eannarino. There were no hard feelings. We all continued to be friends with good memories. Gerry was a warm fun loving girl. Her passing was tragic at such an early age.
Susan L Fleming (Morgans)
Richard Pierce, It was so good of you to post about Gerri. I imagine the reason there were no comments about her is because her death preceded the creation of our website. I remember her as a fun, sweet and classy girl, polite and nice to everyone. For some reason I think of her with Karen Lutz, who also lived in that area and died young, and with Sue Triggs, both nice girls as well. I don't know what happened to her or when she passed, but perhaps some of her friends will,see this and pay tribute.
I remember Geri's infectious laugh and her mom's big T-Bird convertable. We had some great times together with her and my band The Flames!
Cherie J Rusbridge (Swanson)
Gerry and I were best friends in grade school and our families spent a lot of time together. The last time I saw her was at my wedding in 1969. Years later - maybe 1980s - my mother told me that Gerry had been skiing in Europe. A truck backed into her in a parking lot. She remained in a coma for many months but did not survive. She and Skip (?) had two children.