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Gerald DiFalco

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.


  1. mimi August 17, 2014

    Jerry devoted his life to Anderson Valley and thoroughly loved the area and community. Comments to family may be forwarded to me. Thanks to all of you who enriched his life.
    Jerry’s family

  2. Gerald T. Kelly September 2, 2014

    I met Jerry at the beginning of our freshman year
    at Notre Dame in September 1963. Jerry almost immediately received the moniker Ang (his father’s name is Angelo) which stuck with him the four years under the Dome. The two life molding forces that moved Jerry along during his college days were his family and “the Beach Boys”.

    After our undergraduate years, as often happens, our lives went in different directions. We were an odd couple; a freshman engineering student that became a grape grower and a guy who couldn’t add who became a CPA.

    I pray that Notre Dame Our Mother and Bess (his wonderful mother) met the Lad in Heaven to welcome him home!

    My condolences to Angelo, Mimi and Joe.

    Jerry Kelly

  3. Mario Alan Cinquino January 5, 2015

    I only just found out about Jerry’s death a few days ago. I could write a book, but all I can say is “they’ll never be another Round”. Will miss you forever. Mario Alan Cinquino

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