Celebrating the life of Gerard James Smith
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Gerard worked 15 years as a machinist at Sundstrand Corporation in Rockford and then owned G ♦ G Construction in Winnebago with his twin brother Gerald Smith. He was a volunteer for Rock House Kids in Rockford and the Five Gates Church in Rockford. Gerard enjoyed working, attending auctions, and most enjoyed spending time poolside with his family and grandchildren. He was an avid Chicago Bear fan as well as being his grandchildren’s biggest #1 fan at their sporting events.
Gerard is survived by his wife, Lisa Smith of Rockford; son, Jason (Lisa) Smith of Byron; son-in-law, Jamie Armstrong of Rockton; grandchildren, Jayden Smith, Myah Smith; brothers, Donald Smith, Robert (Lizzy) Smith; twin brother, Gerald (Kim) Smith; sisters, Darlene (Sal) Godinez, Linda (Carl) Bengtson, Kathy Smith; several nephews and nieces and many special friends.
Gerard is predeceased by his daughter, Jazman Marie Armstrong; parents; brother, Roger Smith; brother-in-law, Tom Washington; sister-in-law, Betty Smith.
Private family interment at Middle Creek Cemetery near Winnebago with Pastor John Rodriguez of Redeemer Church in Rockford officiating. In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established.
Arrangements by Genandt Funeral Home, 602 N. Elida St., Winnebago. For an online obituary and tributes go to www.genandtfuneralhome.com.
12473 Montague Rd.
Winnebago, IL 61088