I met Gerry back in 1993 at the Kal. He always treated me with respect. His infectious laugh made all around him laugh. When he told me about buying the Kal and staying in the back room and sleeping there with a knife under the pillow I had to howl. Those were the tough days there. I have much respect for him. My condolences to all of his family and very close friends as he had many. He really brought up his offspring with respect and they showed it every time I saw them. So sad to see him pass.