Pierce J. Gerety, Jr.




Age: 56


Summary: director of operations for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees humanitarian aid organization who had worked for the Great Lakes Region of Africa in an assignment that took him into Congo, Rwanda and Burundi while he was on a special mission for U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan to the Democratic Republic of the Congo to attempt to negotiate a peace accord with Congolese president Laurent Kabila in an erupting regional war.



Cause of Death: Killed in Swissair Flight 111 airplane accident


Born: September 7, 1941


Died: September 2, 1998


Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada