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Gerard James Salvesen

July 22, 1946 February 21, 2019
Gerard James Salvesen
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Obituary for Gerard James Salvesen

Gerard James Salvesen (Jerry) passed on February 21, 2019, in Kingwood TX. Born in Brooklyn, NY, on July 22, 1946, Jerry grew up with two sisters Emily and Nancy attending Fort Hamilton High School and specialized in Aviation. 

After graduating high school, he immediately joined the U.S. Navy where he was a Machinist Mate servicing jet aircraft. Jerry served his country proudly and rarely ever spoke of it. 

He married Eileen Swenson on September 25, 1965. Jerry left the Navy in July of 1967 before his daughter Dawn Eileen was born on September 22, 1967. 

Upon leaving the Navy, Jerry went to work for Eastern Airlines as a jet engine mechanic and had a long career with Eastern which was eventually bought by Continental Airlines, now United.  Eastern Airlines is what brought Jerry and his family to Houston, TX.  Jerry took great pride in his job and excelled at it. At the end of his airline career, he was a Maintenance Control Supervisor for Continental Airlines. 

Jerry made a second life for himself, marrying Phyllis Hudson in 1990. He gained two step-children, Richelle Jae Allen and Troy Lee Hudson. 

Jerry was known for his sense of humor and wiliness always to help others. 

Jerry is survived by his daughter Dawn Smith and her husband Rob, Step-daughter Richelle Allen and her husband, Rob and Troy Lee Hudson as well as grandchildren Bailey Bender, Evan Smith, Trevis Allen, his spouse Cara, and Taylor Allen.

Jerry will be laid to rest in a private service at the Houston National Cemetery on March 8, 2019.  There will be a Celebration of Life at ZZ Gators in Kingwood Texas that will be open to all of his family and friends on March 8, 2019, at 4:00 PM. 

In place of flowers his family asks that you "Pay it Forward”, Do something kind for someone in Jerry's name.  Be the Change in the World, bring a smile to a stranger and raise your glass to Jerry.


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Celebration Of Life

Friday

8

Mar

4:00 PM 3/8/2019 4:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 3/8/2019 6:00:00 PM
Z Z Gator Cove

733 Hamblen Rd, Kingwood, TX 77339
Kingwood, Texas 77339

Their will be a Celebration of Life held in honor of Gerard Selvesen Friday March the 8th at 4:00 P.M. In place of flowers his family asks that you "Pay it Forward”, Do something kind for someone in Jerry's name.  Be the Change in the World, bring a smile to a stranger and raise your glass to Jerry.

Z Z Gator Cove
733 Hamblen Rd, Kingwood, TX 77339 Kingwood 77339 Texas
United States

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Location

Houston National Cemetery Final Resting Place

10410 Veterans Memorial Dr
Houston, Texas 77038

10410 Veterans Memorial Dr Houston 77038 Texas
United States
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