Gerard E. Speidel
October 13, 1934 – November 7, 2018
Gerard Edward Speidel, age 84 with his wife Carol holding his hand, went peacefully home to his Heavenly Father on Wednesday November 7, 2018. Gerry was born in New York City and raised in New Jersey. After graduating Queen of Peace High School he attended Saint Peters College in Jersey City, NJ. until the US Army called. He served, was honorably discharged, and returned to finish Saint Peters. He went on to enjoy a long career in finance, the last 25 years in accounting with Texaco before retiring in 1994. After retirement, he and Carol traveled extensively, often visiting family, and making many friends along the way. Gerry was an avid reader. He loved playing bridge and all card games, especially with his pals at CUMC. He spent time gardening, watching golf on tv, and bowling. Gerry made many friends throughout his life. Once one met him they never forgot him and his fun loving personality. Gerry was preceded in death by parents Charles and Marie Speidel and brother Charlie. He is survived by wife Carol, son Denis, daughter Denise, grandson Jim, granddaughter Denise and the special joy of Ashley and Colton his great grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers John and wife Louise, Bill , Richard , and sister Betty and husband Bob Chauvette.
Memorial services will be held on Monday, November 19, 2018 at Brookside Funeral Home Cypress Creek, 9149 Highway 6 North. Friends may gather at 10 am with Service at 11 am. Burial at Houston National Cemetery at 2:15
In lieu of flowers a memorial may be sent to Cystic Fibrosis at CFF .org
- Memorial Service Monday, November 19, 2018
- Inurnment with Military Honors Monday, November 19, 2018
Gerard E. Speidel
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November 18, 2018
The most solid person I’ve known. From moving to Texaas and have known him since 8 to 44 in many personal different levels of life challenges, I was always welcome by him and his wonderful wife Mrs Carol. I have too many moments to share but leave this as the most relevant to me personally. Signing the guest book in the bathroom was exciting moments for me because everytime I signed it was proof that I was growing up when I looked back on the old signatures. Maybe that book will have some more spaces for me and others to sign just one more time. DAVID S. See ya soon Mr Gerri..
November 15, 2018
Speidel’s loved going to 50 Plus Dinners at CUMC on Saturday nights! The table was always laughing having a good time.