He came to Princeton from Sacred Heart High School in Yonkers, N.Y., where he was an accomplished basketball player. At Princeton he played center on the basketball team and majored in sociology. He was a member of Cottage Club.
After graduation, Gerry played basketball in France with our late classmate, Al Dufty. Gerry turned his love of sports into a writing career as the author and co-author of numerous books on sports and health-related topics. He wrote more than 30 books in the fields of medicine and health care and often co-authored with eminent doctors. He was published by Simon and Schuster and Harper Collins, among others. He produced a number of health-care newsletters for Johns Hopkins, University of California, Berkeley, and other renowned institutions.
Gerry was a joyful and humble man. His unparalleled talent, curiosity, and intellect were exceeded only by his generosity and love.
He is survived by his wife, Elisa Michel Couzens; children Mary, Gerald III, Dominic, and Rose; siblings Jane Lavendier, Jon “Jay,” Malcolm, Mark, and Nick; and a large extended family of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. The class sends its condolences to the family.