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In Loving Memory

Lada, Gerald E. “Jerry”

May 24, 1957 - October 27, 2023

Friday, October 27, 2023.  Dear son of the late Dolores Lada.  Dear father of Katelyn Lada.  Dear grandfather of Odin and Loki Cardenas.  Dear nephew of Gerald (Mari Ann) Gawrys and Patricia (Philip Denton) Fribis.  Dear cousin of Kyle Wait, Jon Fribis, Jennifer Botha, Jessica Kennedy and Julie Goodman.  Dear friend of many, especially to Steve James.

Jerry was the bass player for Rock Inc.

SERVICES:  Funeral from Kutis Affton Chapel 10151 Gravois Road on Friday, November 10, 1:00 p.m.  Interment St. Marcus Cemetery.  Visitation Thursday 4 – 8 p.m.


7 thoughts on “Lada, Gerald E. “Jerry””

  1. We are so very sorry for this loss. We didn’t know Jerry personally but he was a very dear friend of my brother Steve.
    Steve shared many stories about their time together and expressed what a great man Jerry was ♥️

  2. I was so very sorry to hear of Jerry passing away. We used to have good times camping and riding ATVs.I cannot be at the funeral,but I just wanted to offer my condolences to his family.
    Karen Daniels (Talleur)

  3. I am so sorry to hear of Jerry passing. I know my cousin Steve and Jerry were the best of friends. They had so much fun going to the river together.
    I never got the opportunity to meet him, but from what I heard he was a wonderful man. 😢❤️

  4. Jerry and my brother, John Ward, were best friends since high school days, until my brother passed away in 1993. Jerry passed away on my brother’s birthday. They both lived each day as though it was their last. They did so many crazy stunts. Every time I answered my phone I wondered which one got hurt and which hospital they were in. So many memories…💔

  5. Jerry was a Good friend to all he met along the way. He had Integrity, honesty and compassion within his soul. He was about so much more than people even knew. His kindness, loyalty, determination and empathy have not gone unnoticed by the friends and family in his life! Jerry was a Strong Man of little words, who wasn’t afraid to be himself! A Talented Musician, Outdoorsman and Authentic in what he cared about.
    I knew him for a short while but gained a lot of respect and admiration for the Man he was. Jerry will be very missed by many and I wish to give my condolences to his Family and Friends who are grieving his loss at this time. Just know, This is not the End for him but a New Beginning and He will be with you in your Hearts and Minds for Eternity! ❤️🤟🏼

  6. I’m really sorry that you passed. My dad really respected you. I recall you both were very close. I am very sorry to hear you passed. I believe you got his guitar and I couldn’t have thought of a better person for it to go to. You were a light that will definitely be missed. Much love and hugs to your family in this time of loss.


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