David Gerald

Obituary of David Gerald

Gerald, David J., 17, of Egg Harbor Township. This farewell and celebration shall begin and conclude with the same words: my son. My son David died tragically in a vehicular accident on Monday, June 26, 2017. From the time that he was a baby, he was one that the phrase “still waters run deep” could be aptly applied. To know him was to know a kind, loving, protective, and extremely funny boy. David could make you laugh just by an expression, let alone his razor sharp wit. He had an infectious laugh, smile, and disposition. If one ever heard David laugh, one couldn’t help but join in; he made me laugh every day. He had a smile that lit up a room and changed his whole countenance. David was loyal and fiercely protective of those he cared about. He was such a comfort, a help, a supporter to me and all he counted as friends.

David was blessed to have many wonderful friends, old and new, and he brought an immeasurable amount of positivity and laughter to their lives.  In particular, David had three truly special boys that were his very best friends, his “brothers,” his supporters and champions: Evan, Noah, and Lucas meant the world to David, and they will make him proud as they achieve their dreams and goals in the world. And not to be forgotten, David will be dearly missed by his truest and best – albeit furry – friend Roxy, who was his constant companion. David was also absolutely adored by his two sisters, Natalie and Ashley, who had to deal with the fact that their baby brother grew far taller than they. David was very protective of his sisters, and they treasured him. The two girls now have a guardian angel to help and guide them throughout their lives. David also adored and respected his beloved Mima and Papa, who he so enjoyed seeing and spending time with, especially when talking with his Papa about all sports. David particularly loved basketball, loved hanging with his friends, and David loved to EAT! I know he is in heaven right now, eating meatballs and rigatonis! David left us all much too soon; however, Heaven has now gained a warrior guardian angel.

He will watch over those he is survived and beloved by: his loving and adoring mother Christina Losco,  his sisters Natalie and Ashley, his step-father Carlo, who was so special to him; his devoted Mima, Patricia Casciato and Papa, Carmen “Judge” Casciato; his loving Aunt Theresa Casciato Kennish and Uncle Jamie Kennish; his Aunt Donna Smigliani and Uncle Marco Smigliani, with whom David spent so much special time with as a young child, numerous cousins;  and his biological father David Gerald, and paternal grandmother Gloria Legette. To my son: may the angels hold you in their arms until I get there and can do it again myself. David used to say, “I love you Mom,” and I would reply “I love you more” – to which David would always come back with a “Not possible,” and we would laugh. That was my friend, my gift. That was my son.

Services and burial will be held privately. Arrangements by the George H. Wimberg Funeral Home, Linwood – Ventnor. Condolences may be extended to the family at ghwimberg.com. Donations may be made to the Smile Train at Smiletrain.org in honor of David’s beautiful smile.