Gerald Andrew Genco (Jerry), 70 of Valrico, FL joined the Angels in Heaven on August 14, 2017. He passed away from Pulminary Fibrosis. Jerry was born in Tampa, FL to Alfonso Genco and Annie Di Chiara on 1/10/47 and is survived by his loving wife, Linda Genco, daughter and son-in law, Felecia & Zach Wells, son, Alex Genco, and brother, Alfonso Genco Jr.
Jerry was a native to Tampa Florida and graduated from Hillsborough High. Jerry proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps as a “Tunnel Rat” earning the prestigious Purple Heart Medal. He retired from GTE/Verizon after 30 years and enjoyed going to the shooting range and spending time with family and friends.
His loving jovial spirit will be missed by his family and friends.
Rest in peace, always in our hearts.
Jerry’s family will celebrate
his life privately.
God Bless You Jerry and Family You will truly be missed. Always a Gentleman and a Friend.
Nancy & John Craig.
We are so sorry that you have passed on so unexpectedly. Will always remember you cheerful voice and personality at our family gatherings through the years. Also your optimism and kindness. Look forward to seeing you on the other side some day. You will live in our hearts and minds forever.
Jamie, Skip and Kelly Masker
Deepest sympathies to a wonderful family ! You have many wonderful memories to hold close to your heart .
Gerry was born and raised in Tampa and lived his 70 years there and in other parts of Hillsborough County. The only time he didn’t was when he joined the Marines after R.O.T.C. at Hillsborough High School and when he went to war in Viet Nam for which he received the Purple Cross. For the wounds he received there he was judged to be 80% disabled. However, he turned his military benefits offer down believing that he could achieve the American Dream without them. He went on to have a career that provided well for his family which he started after returning home from the war. He lived his life his way with too few regrets to mention. Gerry was a loveable guy; a fearless warrior; a great American and lived his American Dream. In his final hours he was surrounded by those he loved the most and of whom he was very proud – his wife Linda and his children Felicia and Alex. He will always be missed by those of us who loved him.
Brother Al and Cousin Cookie