Well Known Perry Town Councilman:
Gerald Sahrle Sr., past through death unto Life, Sunday, Oct. 24, during stay at Strong Hospital
Gerald C. Sahrle of the Town of Perry lived a life of 80 years as a man of service to his community, faithfulness to his God, loving commitment to his wife, Valarie, proud father of Gerald II (Pamela),
equally proud grandfather of Bradley Musscarella, Stone and Winston Sahrle, Conley and Cooper Gayton.
Gerald's family of origin included two sisters, Millie Edmond and Bonnie Fink, and three bothers, Ronald (Linda) Sahrle, Robert (Susan) Sahrle, and Kenneth Sahrle.
Gerry worked as a line foreman for 32 1/2 years for NYSEG working out of Perry and Hamburg locations. He also served his community as a Free and Accepted Masons of the Constellation Lodge #404 in the Village of Perry. Gerry was an active and beloved member of Perry First United Methodist Church in the Village. Former pastors, Doug Wilson and Greg Franklin, recalled faithful and humorous memories this week of Gerry and his lively and sparkling personality.
Gerry Sahrle is survived by his wife, Valarie, who with Gerry, faithfully sat together as a family with their daughter-in-law, Pamela, and grandsons, Stone and Winston, as they worshiped God together at the Methodist Church on Covington St. Valarie was active with the women of the church and volunteered and participated in the Arts and water color painting at Silver Lake Institute on Thursday's and the annual August shows. Gerry had an occasional lunch encounter with Bob Schuknecht from the Institute and a few others.
Gerry was an avid fisherman, hunter, and great woodworker and will be missed by all who knew him.