Gerard A. Rich
Gerard A. Rich, a lifelong Broad Channel resident, died November 16.
Rich was a crane operator for Local 14-14B. He was an active member, officer and recording secretary for Local 14-14B.
Rich was preceded in death by his wife, Francis.
He is survived by his children, Rose Kodetsky, Gerard Rich, Annie Miller, Brenda Rich, John Rich and Jennifer Esposito; brothers, Kevin Rich and Edward Johnston; sisters, Lucile Noonan, Helen Icardi, Mary Johnston and Jeannie Johnston; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home, Rockaway Beach. Visitation will take place on Friday, November 18, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. A funeral mass will take place at St. Virgillius Church, Broad Channel on Saturday, November 19, at 9:30 a.m. Interment will follow at St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale, New York.