Gerald DiFalco passed away in Cloverdale on August 6, 2014, after a long battle with cancer and other health ailments at the age of 69.
Gerry was born in San Francisco, attended St. Ignatius High School, graduated from Notre Dame University ROTC with a business degree. He settled in Anderson Valley after serving in the Army as an officer and C.O. in South Korea. Jerry devoted his career to vineyard management, notably B J Carney Vineyards and Roederer Estate as well as private vineyards. He also volunteered on the Anderson Valley school board and as an ambulance driver.
He is survived by his father, Angelo, sister Mimi (Pat Kearns), brother Joseph, sons Brian and Damian (Jeaninne), stepsons Shawn and Aaron Knowles, niece and nephew Megan and Keith Kearns, cousins and friends.
Jerry will be remembered during a private vineyard service in September. Donations in Jerry's memory may be made to Anderson Valley Housing Association, P.O. Box 341, Philo, Ca. 95466.