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Gerald North, 56, of Niagara Falls, NY went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 6, 2016. Born in Niagara Falls, NY he was the son of Joan (Palermo) North of Niagara Falls, NY and Richard North. Gerald was a lifelong resident of Niagara Falls. He attended local schools and graduated from Niagara Falls High School. He served in the United States Navy as a medic with the U.S. Marines. On October 13, 1990 he married Lynette M. (Marielle) North. Gerald was employed as a press operator at Moore Business Forms and later at Shipman Printing Co. both in Niagara Falls.
Gerald was a passionate music fan who loved playing guitar and listening to his stereo with his dear friend Joe Cappy. He especially liked Country music and watching live bands perform, his favorite being the "90 West" Band. Gerald was a history buff of World War II, a loyal Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres fan, wood working projects, working in his yard and riding his motorcycle. But most of all, Gerald loved spending time with his family especially his sons.
In addition to his wife and mother, Gerald is survived by two sons, Zachary Joseph North and Matthew Gerald North, both of Niagara Falls; one sister, Sheree (James) McDermott of Charlotte, NC and one brother, Jon North of Niagara Falls. He was the son-in-law of Joseph (late Donna) Marielle, brother-in-law of, Robert (Stacey) Marielle, P. Kristin (Bill) Dionne, Tanis (Brian) Walck and Joseph (Debbie) Marielle. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
Visitation will be Monday from 4 - 8 p.m. at the M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 MILITARY ROAD, NIAGARA FALLS, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 12th at 10 a.m. at Holy Family Parish at St. Joseph Church, 1413 Pine Avenue, Niagara Falls. EVERYONE PLEASE ASSEMBLE AT CHURCH. Visit mjcoluccifuneralchapel. com for online guest register.
Published on April 11, 2016
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