Retired Capt. Gerald R. Naperalski, U.S. Marine Corps, passed away Nov. 24, 2010, at the University of Michigan Taubman Surgical Center. He was born in Detroit on March 31, 1936.

Gerald was a graduate of Traverse City High School and a veteran of the Vietnam War.

He was preceded in death by father, Joe and mother, Edythe.

Gerald is survived by daughter, Emily; grandson, C.J. Lotshaw; and sister, Jean.

Services will be held in the spring in Leelanau County.

Memorial donations may be directed to the Disabled American Veterans Fund.

Please share memories with the family on Gerald's online guestbook at right.

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