Gerald L. Bertucci, Sr.



Age: 77


Summary: retired educator/guidance counselor and athletic coach and youngest son of former Tulane University assistant professor of clinical medicine and internal medicine specialist Dr. Emile A. Bertucci, Sr. (he was known for his research in diabetes and cancer, including a cancer study of the Eskimos above the Arctic Circle) who taught, counseled and coached all sports programs in the Orleans Parish and St. Tammany Parish school systems, who was a volunteer guidance counselor at Pope John Paul High School in Slidell, Louisiana during his retirement.



Cause of Death: Complications of a long-term illness while he was evacuated during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina


Born: January 12, 1928


Died: September 12, 2005


Location: Vicksburg, Mississippi