Sherwood Gerard
Sherwood Gerard, 84, of Hartford, died Saturday, September 1, 2012. He was born in Hartford, to the late Philip and Rose (Hirshberg) Goldberg. He graduated from Weaver High School in 1945 and the University of Pennsylvania with an undergraduate degree in 1949 and a veterinary degree in 1954. He served in the Air Force, attaining the rank of captain. After his service, he returned to Hartford to set up his veterinary practices in Hartford and Bristol. He started the Hartford County Veterinary Association serving as its first president. He was active in the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Association where he served as president, treasurer, and head of its health insurance program. After his retirement, he became active in the local Bridge community where he attained the rank of Silver Life Master from the American Contract Bridge League.

He leaves his loving wife of 54 years, Vera (Friedeberg) Gerard; his son, David Gerard and wife Marla of Oak Brook, IL; his two daughters, Barbara Gerard and husband Charles Slovacek of Austin, TX, and Linda Gerard and husband Daniel Grossman of San Francisco, CA; and six grandchildren, Noah and Jonah Gerard-Grossman, Hannah and Cedar Slovacek, and Sophia and Adam Gerard.

Funeral services will be held Friday, September 7, 2012 at 1:30 pm in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Ave., Hartford. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Whitman Rd., West Hartford. The family will be receiving friends at the home of Pamela Friedeberg , 76 Craigmoor Rd., West Hartford after the funeral on Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hebrew Home & Hospital, 1 Abrahms Blvd., West Hartford 06117. For further information, directions, or to sign the guest book for Sherwood, please visit

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