Gerard Vella


Gerard Vella passed away November 13, 2015 in Baptist Beaches Hospital in Jacksonville Beach, FL. He was born in Detroit fifty-four years ago and spent his high school years in Northern Michigan. He attended Northern Michigan College for two years, and then enlisted in the US Navy.

He spent most of his adult years in Cincinnati until he relocated to Ponte Vedra, Florida in 2012.

He was a lifelong pro wrestling fan with detailed knowledge of the stars, past and current. He had a kind and happy personality.

Gerard is survived by his father, Joseph; step-mother, Ora; twin brother, Michael; sisters, Susan (Keith), Mary and Jericho; step-brother, Lance; nephews, Alex, Nicholas and Ayden; and niece, Samantha. He was predeceased by his mother, Ruth.

A Memorial Service will be held for Gerard at Sawgrass Country Club in the Golf Clubhouse on Friday, December 4, 2015 at 11:00am.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Gerard’s name may be made to Community Hospice of NE FL, 4266 Sunbeam Rd., Jax., FL 32257.

Please visit our online Tribute at Services under the direction and care of Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral Home.