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Obituaries: Paul Elroy Gerrior

by BAR staff

Paul Elroy Gerrior
Paul Elroy Gerrior   

April 19, 1933 — January 18, 2021
Paul Elroy Gerrior of San Francisco and Arlington, Massachusetts, born April 19, 1933 in Arlington. Paul is survived by his spouse, Bill Essex, of San Francisco, and his sister, Jeanne Martin, of Woburn, Massachusetts. Paul passed January 18, 2021 after a brief battle with cancer. Paul served honorably in the Army stationed in Bremerhaven, Germany. Paul exercised all his life starting with track and field at Arlington High School, which he continued into his senior years at his local fitness center. He was dedicated to theater acting that started in high school, then later in the Army while stationed in Germany. In San Francisco he performed with Cutting Ball, Phoenix, Exit, and other theaters. Paul worked for Pacific Telephone and AT&T for 25 years. Paul was also known by his Colt name of Ledermeister that encapsulated his masculine presence, which inspired many generations of men to appreciate their own connection to the masculine gay community. A memorial service was held at St. Agnes Church in Arlington on July 23, 2021 and interment followed at St. Paul Cemetery in Arlington with an Army Honor Guard. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.


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