Peacefully passed away at the young age of 83. (April 15, 1936-February 9, 2020) He will always be remembered for his magic tricks he used to entertain the children. He was an avid sports fan, especially of the St Louis Cardinals.
Beloved husband of the late Kathleen (nee Johnson) Kasch. Loved brother of Joan (Pete) Pulizzi and the late Mary Ellen Hudson. Dear father of Jim Smith (Judy), Gordon (Teri), Jeff, Larry, and Stephanie. Cherished grandfather of Jesika, Sarah Kay, Kimo, Justin, Sarah Emily, Zach, and Emily. Loving great-grandfather to Bre, Louis, and Wyatt. Treasured uncle, cousin, and friend to many.
Gerald graduated from Webster Groves High School in 1954. He joined the US Army in 1958 and was honorably discharged in 1961.
Visitation will be from 1-3pm at Kutis Funeral Home in Affton, Missouri Saturday February 15, 2020 followed by a memorial service at 3pm.
Burial will be at Jefferson Barracks on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:30am.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Evelyn’s House (www.bjchospice.org/Evelyn’s-House) or American Lung Association (www.lung.org)