Gerald F. Lamberti (Gerry) age 94, born December 23, 1928 passed away October 7, 2023. Gerry leaves behind his wife of 60 years Kathleen, his two children Peter; Kathleen Ann Domick, and son in law Paul. Gerry also leaves behind his three grandchildren Charley, Kate, Clark and many nieces and nephews. Gerry is predeceased by his son Gerald and grandson Timothy.
Gerry was from the era of penny cigarettes and stick ball. An era where men were gentlemen, never swearing in front of women. He wore a fedora and his idea of casual dress was a suit coat with no tie. He was raised in Brooklyn, NY where you were defined by the parish you were apart of. He had his father’s laugh and his mothers tenacity. His parents were both immigrants. His mother Kathleen Magennis, from northern Ireland, and father Geraldo Lamberti was born in London. Gerry’s upbringing was poor but full of love. Gerry was always a good student earning scholarships throughout his academic life. He followed in his brother Vincent’s footsteps and joined the airforce. He served in the Korean War where he was a navigator. He won the distinguished flying cross for completing a night mission, taking pictures of an important target while getting hit with anti-aircraft fire. After returning from Korea he attended St. John’s University where he earned his degree in law. He went on to work as general council for the FDIC.
Gerry was a devoted Catholic. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St Ann’s Catholic Church, 7231 Mission Rd, Prairie Village, KS 66208 on Saturday, October 14th. A viewing will be held at 10:00am, Mass at 11:00 am, and reception at 12:00 noon. The service will be live-streamed at https://stannpv.org/Geraldlamberti
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