Gerald Benton Bishop
April 1924 ~ July 2009
85 years, 3 months, 2 days
Gerald Bishop, 85, of Grass Valley, CA passed away on Tuesday at Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Baxter, IA to Morris and Dolly Bishop in 1924. Right out of high school, Gerald enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII. He was in the Marine Corps reserves until 1950, when he was called back to duty during the Korean War. He started an apprenticeship as a sheet metal worker after WWII and worked as a journeyman sheet metal worker for over 40 years in the San Jose area. He was a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Local 104 Union. Gerald retired and in 1985 settled in Grass Valley, CA. Gerald enjoyed working outdoors.
Gerald is survived by his son Rex (Bonnie) Bishop of Turlock; brother Eugene Bishop of Michigan; four grandchildren and six great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Ada Bishop; daughter Aletha Gilliland and one brother.
Arrangements were entrusted to Allen Mortuary. Private services were held. Interment will be at San Joaquin Valley National Center. Memorial contributions may be may to your local veterans origination.