Gerard A. "Gary" Large

Oct. 12, 1945 - May 18, 2006

Gerard A. "Gary" Large, 60, of Waukesha, died unexpectedly on Thursday, May 18, 2006, at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center in Elkhorn.

He was born Oct. 12, 1945, in Milwaukee, the son of Herbert and Terese (Stefanec) Large. He was united in marriage to Mary Ann Rakowiecki. She preceded him in death Aug. 29, 2002.

Gary was employed as a mechanical engineer for Falk Corporation in Milwaukee for many years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bicycling and was an avid model railroader.

Gary will be sadly missed by his three daughters, Michelle (Luke) Zakrzewski, Angela (Frank) McElderry and Toni Large; seven grandchildren, Amanda (David) Haynes, Trevor Belgarde, John and Courtney Zakzrewski, Kylie, Tim and Rachel McElderry; great-granddaughter, Amarah Haynes; cousins, Kathy Dorfner, Sue (Dan) Daniels and Mary Ann Hrpa; mother-in-law, Julie Moore, other relatives and many friends.

Gary was preceded in death by his mother, and his cousin, Barbara Smith.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Assoc., 660 E. Mason St., Suite 200, Milwaukee, WI 53202.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, May 30, 2006, at 6 p.m. at the Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. Visitation will also be Tuesday, May 30, from 4 p.m. until the 6 p.m. service at the funeral home.

For more information, call Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home and Cremation Services at 542-6609 or visit www.waukeshafuneralhome.com for online obituaries, directions or condolences.