Gerald’s third Yahrzeit was on 8 September 2014.
Family and friends gathered by his grave at Morasha Cemetery and then met at the family home in Ramat Hasharon.
Brenda and Max both spoke about Gerald
My Dearest Black Today I would like to say THANK YOU to you Thank you For being the man you were For having your strong character and attributes For your deep belief in your Basic Values For having such clarity In right from wrong In justice, fairness and unfairness For your commitment to your Family and work Always offering and demanding The best of yourself And also of others Thank you for maintaining This high standard The wonderful thing is - That all this and more Has actually RUBBED OFF You have been able to Inculcate this legacy Into your children With wonder - I have watched Over these past three years - Your children battling With the loss Of their father Their mentor Their close and strong Supporter, counsellor Their Pillar In the face of the challenge Of our not being here They have drawn upon The infinite resources You have left them (Not without difficulty And tears Your values Your concepts Your love of mankind Your R.I.C.H. philosophy Your wealth of principles and actions Your laughter Your smile The twinkle in your eye Your jokes Your ability to persevere To find the balance And to LOVE Though absent - physically You are here Right here With us Your Spirit is All around For us to share in And to celebrate in You have touched us all So deeply No matter the relationship YOU have brought us together The love you have put out in the world Is what has drawn us Here - today I am stunned And quite overwhelmed You have left me Our wonderfully amazing Loving and supportive Children In addition You have left me An extended Family and Friends Who - in their love for you Have embraced me Cared for me And have shown me The most meaningful bonds Of Blood and Friendship I say THANK YOU To you THANK YOU for THE MAN ABOVE MEN You are May your name and memory Forever be blessed