Obituary: Gerald Kaloust, 88, of Swampscott
The obituary for Gerald J. Kaloust, 88, of Swampscott.
Born in Manchester, NH, he was the son of the late Edouard and Frances (Brady) Kaloust. Jerry graduated from Lynn English High School Class in 1943 and joined the US Navy. After serving in WWII, he stayed in the Naval Reserve and was called back to duty for Korea. He sailed on the USS Libra, serving as radioman and was discharged from the US Navy in December 1953. Jerry worked at General Electric both before and after his wartime service. He was proud of his 30 years with GE. He has been a resident of Swampscott since 1953, and was active in Little League, Pop Warner and the Swampscott Senior Center. Jerry served as President of the Machon School PTA, President of the Swampscott Little League where he also coached and ump'd. He was President of the Upper Swampscott Improvement Association. For many years he was a Town Meeting Member. Jerry and Roberta (Bobbie) along with other friends began the first Senior Center in Swampscott on Burrill St., where lunch was served every day. In later years, Jerry enjoyed going to the Senior Center on Burpee Road daily for lunch and poker with his many friends. Jerry enjoyed bowling, ping pong and antique cars. He never missed a Swampscott High School football game.
Gerald leaves his three children, Kathleen Pierro and her life partner Mark Devenney of Acworth, GA; Gregg Kaloust and his wife Dodie of Gardiner, ME; and Michael Kaloust of Swampscott. He was the loving grandfather of Christopher Pierro, Maggie Stoudnour and her husband Bryan, Jessie Shiers and her husband Jason, and Mickey Donovan-Kaloust and her husband Brian Siana, and great grandfather of Isabel and Isaac Shiers, and Griffin and Ronan Stoudnour. He was the brother of Richard Kaloust of Bend, OR, and the late Edgar, William, Armond and Harry Kaloust and Mary Young. Gerald is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
He also leaves numerous extended family, friends, and his childhood friend Leonard Coffill of Peabody and dear friends Betty Holmes of Swampscott and Ruth Walker of Holden, MA.
Family and friends are kindly invited to attend a funeral service in the CUFFE-MCGINN FUNERAL HOME, 157 Maple St. Lynn on Wednesday at 11AM. Burial will follow in Swampscott Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-8PM. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the GJK Memorial GTeam Fund c/o Santander Bank, Swampscott, MA. Arrangements under the direction of Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, Lynn, MA.