Visitation and Memorial Service:
The family will be receiving friends
Friday, December 20, 2013
J. Levy Termini Funeral Home, 2128 Broadway, Galveston, Texas
A Memorial service will begin at 6:30 P.M., with Reverend Raymond Pinard officiating.
Gerald (Jerry) Chicca, loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away peacefully from this life to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on December 10, 2013. He was born on March 16, 1932 in Fall River, Mass., to Ralphaelina (Schieri) Chicca and Gilbert Chicca. Gerald was the first born Italian in America and enjoyed his heritage as he loved playing piano and the accordion and ballroom dancing with his wife. Living life to the fullest, his motto was “Never Stop Learning”, as he took Psychology classes, extended his learning in Pharmacy, achieved his scuba diving license and taught that in his spare time. He also achieved his California State Realtor’s License. He served his country in the Korean Conflict in Germany as a medic and travelled most of the world.
Left to mourn his passing are Dianne, his wife of 32 ½ years; three sons, Michael Chicca(Angela) of Texas, Karl Chicca of California and Dan Chicca of California; three daughters, Marci Edelman, Kristi O’Connor and Lisa Lujan(Ruben); five grandchildren, Rena O’Connor, Lauren Robles, David O’Connor, Brandon O’Connor and Christian Lujan; and great-granddaughter “Gabby” Packard.
The family will be receiving friends on Friday, December 20, 2013 beginning at 5:30 P.M. at J. Levy & Termini Funeral Home. A Memorial service will begin at 6:30 P.M., with Reverend Raymond Pinard officiating.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Dr. Victor Sierpina and the nurses and doctors on 7C at UTMB and the nurses on 10C at UTMB.
He is remembered by all of his fellow pharmacists at the old St. Mary’s Hospital (Galveston), Eckerd and CVS Pharmacy, MD Anderson Cancer Research Hospital, Texas Children’s Hospital and UTMB Pharmacy in Galveston.
Missed for now my Love, my Rock, my “One True Thing”, your wife Dianne.