Former Crisfield Mayor Frederick Gerald passes away at 80

CRISFIELD, Md. - Former Crisfield Mayor Frederick Gerald III passed away on Saturday at the age of 80, 47 ABC has learned.

According to Gerald's obituary, he is survived by his wife Cindy Lawrence Gerald and his daughter, Phyllis Kavanagh.

Gerald was born in Crisfield, graduated from Crisfield High School in 1954 and served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He served as Crisfield's mayor from 1982 until 1985. Gerald additionally was a 53-year life member and past chief of the Crisfield Fire Department.

Funeral services are scheduled to be held on Saturday at 2 PM at Bradshaw & Sons Funeral Home in Crisfield. The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Crisfield Fire Department or the Crisfield Elks Lodge.

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