Mr. Garret Giles Gerlich

February 11, 1933June 25, 2014

Gary was born and raised in Los Angeles by his father, Edward C. Gerlich, a film editor and his mother Sebastian (Betty) a negative cutter. He attended local public schools but his star really shone bright at Hollywood High School where he ran track and played football. Eventually doing record breaking work on the track, he received a scholarship to San Jose State where he majored in Business Administration. He enlisted in the Navy and after being on the fire crew with best friend Jack Lietzke, Gary ended up touring the country running track for the Navy team. Gary married his high school sweetheart, Doris (Nordin) and had three children together. Gary S. Gerlich, retired sound effects editor, Gregory M. Gerlich, sound editor, and Capt, Stacy E. Gerlich, LA City Fire Dept. Garret began his career in the Motion Picture Industry in 1954 as a film processor for Technicolor Inc. He then went into film editing at Ziv Television and United Artist Television. In his career, he has been the Post Production Supervisor at Columbia Pictures, National General Pictures, Metromedia Producers Corporation, United Artist Film Corporation, 20th Century Fox and finally MGM/UA, retiring in 2000. In 1972, he was assigned a secretary by the name of Robyn Guzzo who would one day become his companion and wife for the next 37 years. Married for the last 27 years they have enjoyed a lifetime of happiness, travel, wide open spaces. They loved living in the remote area of Agua Dulce, as they surrounded themselves with animals galore. Gary was especially good at dog training and so there were always several at a time. There wasn't anything Gary didn't like to do. Golf was always his main addiction and he golfed all over the country. He hunted, fished, rode motorcycles both in dirt and street, water skiing, ice skating, hiking, swimming, boating - he just loved it all. And because of that, he passed on the love of nature and wilderness to his children. He even had his pilot's license and enjoyed flying. He just worked in between so he could enjoy those things that were most important to him. Gary & Robyn have enjoyed seeing the next generation of grandchildren grow and flourish, each making their own way in the world. Garret, Gina, Genelle, & Marissa will always be in his heart. In addition to the grandchildren, Garret is survived by his loving wife Robyn, sons; Gary(Cindy), Greg(Gail), daughter Stacy(Diane), also by his sister; Judith Stanley, as well as several nieces and nephews. Memorial Service is pending. In lieu of flowers please make any donations to the Motion Picture & Television Fund, ATTN: Foundation. P.O. Box 51151, Los Angeles, CA 90051-9727 Arrangements under the direction of Eternal Valley Memorial Park Mortuary, Newhall, CA.


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Judith Stanley

August 2, 2014

I think of all the silly things we did when we were younger and how you and Ed Gerlich (brother) looked after me. I miss you every day and I hope you are young again. Give mom a kiss for me. I know I can speak for all of your nieces and nephews when I say that they miss your laugh and your stoic nature. Love, your sister Judith.

Ron Fuglsby

July 18, 2014

I'm sorry to hear the news he was always very generous and a hell of a man,and I hope him and Big Ben are having fun on that golf course in the sky.

Hugh Pendleton

July 15, 2014

So sorry to hear the sad news of loss of an old high school teammate. Love to all of the family and dear friends.

Doug Conklin

July 15, 2014

I'm sorry for your loss--he was a good guy! Doug Conklin

Larry Mirisch

July 14, 2014

I will miss you and all the fun we have had !

Miles Hodge

July 14, 2014

I have many memories of our times together while growing up. You riding your bike over the hill to visit my folks and then go fishing at the old sand pit near our home. The first bike I had you gave to my father. We will all miss you.


Greg Gerlich

July 13, 2014

The greatest man and father in the world. Miss you pops everyday.
Hit em straight and enjoy your m/c rides until I see you again.
Your Pal and son,
We are watching over Robyn each and everyday.

July 8, 2014

Please accept my condolences during this difficult time. Very sorry for the loss of your loved one.

July 8, 2014

Robyn: Please know that thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time.

Gail Montoya's

July 4, 2014

Our love and thoughts are with you Robyn and your extended family. Gary was so funny and the two of you together made a wonderful life together.
Love the Montoya family.