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Gerald Hirsch

Died peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, July 6, 2014, following a brief illness. Born September 23, 1926, in Brooklyn, New York to Rose and Louis Hirsch, Jerry was the middle of three children. Jerry joined the Navy when he was 17 years old and served honorably during WWII. After the War, Jerry returned to New York, where he went to Brooklyn Law School in the evening and spent days working at a shoe store. It was then that he rekindled his friendship with Helen Gottlieb and they married June 24, 1951. Jerry and Helen wanted to start a new life in the Southwest and after a visit to Tucson and relatives Charles and Gertrude Gordon, relocated to Tucson where Jerry began working as an attorney. Jerry loved being an attorney and had a long and respected career. Jerry had a wonderful sense of humor, gleefully yet with a straight-face teased those he loved, loved listening to and singing 1940's country music, enjoyed his good friends, and delighted in his family. Jerry is survived by his wife of 63 years and his loving children and grandchildren, Elizabeth Hirsch (James), Lauren Munger (Mark), Anne Hirsch (Tom), Julia Wotipka (Paul) and Meredith Anderson (Todd); Jerry also is survived by his grandchildren who loved him greatly and tried, usually in vain, to beat him at liar's poker: Nicholas, Alia, Sam, Charles, Daniel, Sarah and Galen; and his nieces and nephews, Larry, Lisa, Debbie and Jack. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Rose Hirsch; his brothers, Phil and Arthur and their wives, Judy and Marlene (Cookie). According to Jerry's wishes, there will be a graveside service on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at Evergreen Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in Jerry honor are encouraged to do so to Casa de los Ninos, the Arizona Friend of Chamber Music, or to a charity of their choice. Arrangements by EVERGREEN MORTUARY.