Jim and his sousaphone,
and Orange High School Band Uniform, c. 1959
Family Outing/Reunion at Blue Lake, NY
LR: Seated in front - Mary Gerrish, John O.
Gerrish, Matthew Gerrish, Claire S. Gerrish, Elizabeth Gerrish.
Standing in back: John B. Gerrish, Sandy
Gerrish, Deborah Gerrish, Michael Ryan (baby), Cathy Ryan, Bill
Ryan, Jim Gerrish, Phillip Gerrish.
Who's the leader of the band? Why it's Fred
Goode (Jim's son and Pop's grandson). Fred joined the East
Orange, NJ, Clifford J. Scott High School Band in (1993?) and
almost immediately became the drum major. He's been leading East
Orange marching bands ever since.
Party Photo from the year 2000.
L-R: John B., Mary E., Jim, John O. Gerrish,
Cathy Ryan, Werner von Trapp
Picnic at Lake Champlain, June 19, 2010
L-R: Jim Gerrish, John O. Gerrish, Mary
Gerrish, Lizzie Ryan, Al-Quadir Marsh
Family members who spot
errors or ommissions, please contact Jim
Gerrish. Anyone who attended the
party and who has additional photos, video and information either
of a historic
nature or about the party,
please e-mail them to Jim
On November 29th, 2010, Pop passed
away quietly in his sleep. Hold fast to the happy memories of
events like his 100th birthday party celebration and his music to
remember him by.
Museum caretakers: Jim Gerrish (#2 son of
John O. Gerrish) and Frederick
Goode (grandson of John O. Gerrish)