Gerald Gaines, Sr.

Obituary of Gerald Gaines, Sr.

Gerald P. Gaines, Sr., 80, of Collegeville, passed away Tuesday, August 22, 2017, at his residence. He was the beloved husband of Joanne (Lepore) Gaines to whom he was married for over 53 years.

Born January 26, 1937, in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late James and Claire McLaughlin. Mr. Gaines was a graduate of Roman Catholic High School Class of 1954 and received his certificate from the Charles Morris Price School of Advertising and Journalism.

Mr. Gaines was a member of St. Eleanor Catholic Church and served his country in the U.S. Army. He was a sales associate for Baker Equipment and Engineering for over 36 years, retiring in 2003. Mr. Gaines was a former township supervisor for Perkiomen Township, a member of the American Legion, and was a former Boy Scout leader.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Gerald P. Gaines, Jr. of Schwenksville; his sister, Judith M. Buko; and his grandchildren, Geoffrey, Eric, and Adam Gaines.

Mr. Gaines was predeceased by his son, Gregory Gaines; his siblings, Donald Gaines and James I. McLaughlin; and his daughter in law, Julie Gaines.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral Mass at 11 AM on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at St. Eleanor Catholic Church, 647 Locust St, Collegeville, PA 19426, where friends may call for the viewing from 10-10:45 AM. Interment will follow at Limerick Garden of Memories. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society at or to the Leukemia Lymphoma at Online condolences may be made to the family at