Gerry was a very entrepreneurial spirit. When he was a child, the Tacoma News Tribune wrote an article about his garden where he grew vegetables to sell. He owned and operated Gerry's Delivery Service in the Tacoma Mall for many years and nearly everyone in the area can remember seeing the guy in the wheelchair with the American flags zooming through the mall. One of his favorite activities was selling flowers at every special occasion in front of Don's Drive-in across from the fair from dawn to dusk, rain or shine. Nothing could keep him away from the Fair and all associated activities. He was well-known to virtually all of the vendors inside and outside of the Fair. He was always game to go anywhere the Shuttle would take him and was a rabid Mariners and Seahawks fan. Gerry was always the centerpiece of family gatherings and a pumpkin pie was prerequisite.