Gerald Arthur Black
Gerald Arthur Black
  • September 17, 1937 - May 9, 2017
  • Fort Wayne, Indiana

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Gerald A. Black, 79, of Fort Wayne, passed away on May 9, 2017, at Golden Years Homestead, Fort Wayne. Born on September 17, 1937, in Alma, Michigan, he was the son of Louise (Mitchell) Black and the late Arlo Black. Gerald proudly served in the U.S. Air Force for 10 years and retired from the State of Michigan as a Hazardous Materials Inspector after 15 years of service.
He is survived by his children, Jeff (Angie) Black, of Otsego, Michigan, Ty (Sara) Black and Chris (Dawn) Black, both of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Jessica Black, of Fort Wayne and Michael (Claire Chapman) Black, of Indianapolis; sister, Patricia Schatzberg, of Sterling Heights, Michigan. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Merlene Black; and brother-in-law, Lester Schatzberg.
Memorial Service will be 3:30pm, Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St Joe Road, Fort Wayne, Pastor Greg Byman officiating, with calling from 2pm until time of service. Memorial donations may be given to the National Kidney Foundation or the Allen County SPCA. For online condolences please visit