Gerald was a resident of Mariposa County for 60 years.
He was a member of the U.S. Army. He loved cinema, literature, local history and gem and mineral mining. He was a member of the Teamster’s for 20-plus years in Yosemite National Park.
Survivors include his children, Elaine Leighton and Sharon Leighton of Yosemite and his sister, Roxanne Warner, who lives in Utah.