MEMORIAM: Richard Giery, St. Simons Island, Georgia, passes away
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Richard “Rick” Vincent Giery of St. Simons Island, Ga., passed away on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. He was the devoted husband to Katharine “Kit” Giery, and son of Daisy Astrid Giery and the late Edward Gerard Giery Jr.
Rick was born on Long Island, grew up in Milwaukee, attended Marquette High School and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He had lived on St. Simons Island, Ga., since 1985. Rick made his living as a CPA for more than 30 years, but made his life as a loving, dedicated and devoted husband, father, son, brother and friend. He was a Southern gentleman adored by everyone who knew him. Rick led by example a life of honesty, integrity, kindness and loyalty that will be remembered by all who loved him. He was an avid hunter and gifted woodworker who loved to travel, experiment in the kitchen, and read on a wide variety of subjects. He was the rock, the steady, the true north to so many, and he will be missed forever.
In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by his children, Katharine Lehtila Giery (Inaki Gorostidi) and Michael Gerard Giery; his siblings, Patricia Spillman (Frank), Edward Giery III, John Giery (Kimberly), Mary Smith (Richard), Elizabeth Schuppie (Scott), Kathleen Giery and Margaret Dwyer (Brendan); his mother- and father-in-law, Katharine and Paul O’Connor; sisters-in-law, Marianna Menkol (Joe), Danny O’Connor and Sarah Steenrod (Wright); 17 nieces and nephews, numerous cousins and innumerable friends.