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Gerald Lee Vincent

December 25, 1943 — December 11, 2023

Cortez

 

 Gerald Lee Vincent of Cortez, CO passed away December 11, 2023. Born and raised in Chicago, IL he attended Illinois State University and received his master’s degree from the University of New Haven in Connecticut. Professionally, he led an advanced medical underwriting team for General RE Insurance Company, of Stamford, CT, a re-insurer for major life insurance companies. After he retired, he turned his attention to serving public and non-profit organizations including Crow Canyon Archaeological Center during its early transformational years as Executive Director following Ian (Sandy) Thompson. He helped organize several international research centers for the U.S. State Department in the Council of American Overseas Research Centers, served as treasurer of the American Research Center in Egypt and in Cyprus. Jerry’s center of gravity was always to help small organizations that helped people. He most recently served as a board member of the Cortez Cultural Center and on the Cortez, Dolores, and Mancos Chambers of Commerce. Clearly Jerry loved his friends in the Cortez area where he made his home for many years. He is remembered fondly by many international friends and colleagues in the U.S., Egypt, Greece, and Cyprus. He is survived by his daughter Brenda Lee Vincent of El Paso, TX. His son, John Christopher Vincent of New Orleans. LA predeceased him several years ago. Jerry’s interest and contributions to local aviation history are noteworthy, memorialized in a permanent exhibit at the Cortez, CO Municipal Airport. Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 75 Ute Mountain Post, 320 Harrison St., Cortez. CO 81321. Services will be private. A celebration of life will be announced at a future date.

 

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