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Obituary of Gerald Trainor

Gerald Trainor is remembered with love and sorrow since his crossing over June 17, 2016. He was born in Tadavna County Meath Ireland, on December 11, 1950. He spent his childhood there and later in Belfast. He emigrated with his parents Eugene and Christina Trainor, sister Gemma, brothers Eamon, James, Angelo to Los Angeles in 1962. He finished school in El Segundo and worked at Ralph's. He married Kari Gaul and later divorced. He moved to Lake Wildwood to raise sons Rory, Noah and Brennan. Gerald loved nature, especially beaches, music, good conversation, laughing, wordplay, history, abundant garage sales and gold and silver coins.

He moved to North San Juan near Ananda where he could tend roses and plants and teach his sons to live on the land. He was gentle, charming, witty, a hard worker, a great cook, a tender father. Despite his lifelong depression, he tried to embody the hippie code of peace and love. He died in a fire on his property. After five years marked by throat cancer surgeries and treatment, his suffering is over. He leaves behind his sons, sister Gemma Gorby of Paonia, CO., brother Eamon Trainor of Mesquite, NV and brother Jim Trainor of El Segundo and partner Kathryn Smith of Grass Valley. He is happy now. His beautiful sons carry his twinkle and feistiness.