Thomas J. Gerarde, 75, formerly of Warren, PA., passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday, October 31, 2015, in Orlando, FL. He was born in Tiona, PA., on May 6, 1940, the son of Marie A. and Thomas J. Gerarde. Tom retired from the International Labor Union in Orlando, FL. he was a veneer log buyer for many years with Penrod, Jordan and Clark in Norfolk, VA. Tom was best known for his professional boxing career and was inducted into the WCC PA Sports Hall of Fame in 2000. He was an avid fisherman and hunter as well as a talented guitarist and piano player. He was a loyal member of St. Andrew’s Church in Orlando, FL
He is survived by his three sons, Vincent T. Jon A. (Mary) and Ryan J. Gerarde, all of Warren, PA., and several cousins.
There will be no visitation hours observed and a private memorial will be held by his family. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Warren Sports Boosters, Inc., P.O. Box 304, Warren, PA. 16365. The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.