Gerald (“Jerry”) Robert Fucich passed peacefully on Saturday, July 13, 2019 in Metairie, Louisiana, at the age of 87, following a brief battle with Melanoma. Jerry is survived by his wife of sixty-four years, Sally Calmes Fucich, their three children David Fucich (Ellen), Mark Fucich (Judy), and Sarae Wilthew (David, deceased), their six grandchildren Trent Fucich (deceased), Courtney Fucich, Sidney Ann Cifreo (John), Rachel Fucich, Dominique Wilthew, and Camille Dupuis (Jon), and their two great-grandchildren John Hewitt Cifreo, Jr., and Caroline Cifreo. He was brother to the late Virgina Rooney (Maurice, deceased), Donald Fucich (Rena, deceased), and Janice Babcock, and is survived by Robert Fucich (Ann). He was born in New Orleans to Simeon (“Sam”) Fucich, IV and Roberta Lienhard Fucich, June 17, 1932, was educated at Jesuit High School and Tulane University, graduating with a degree in Mechanical/Industrial Engineering, and served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. He worked at Shell Oil Company’s refinery for thirty-five years. Upon retiring, he consulted for Wink Engineering. Jerry will be remembered for his steadfastness and persistence, a man resolute in his beliefs, strong and reliant. His grandchildren, whom he loved immeasurably, will miss their “Paw Paw,” his guidance, patience, and his generous heart. We all look forward to seeing him again with God. Visitation at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 20th, with a Catholic mass to follow at noon, St. Angela Merici Church in Metairie.
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