Gerald L. Tourville – Class of 1948

Gerald L. Tourville Class of 1948

The Alumni Association was recently notified of the passing of Gerald L. Tourville, class of 1948, on March 14, 2020. Jerry was a prolific athlete during his time at Leo. He played baseball and intramural basketball, was selected for the South Section All Star Football team and the Swim Team. He holds the record for the longest quick kick of 80 yards from the 1947 Catholic League Championship season. A lifetime Leo Man, he was named to the 2008 Leo Hall of Fame Class.

After his time at Leo, Jerry went on to be named co-captain of the University of Colorado football team. His college education was interrupted by the Korean War, in which he served as a Sgt. with the U.S. Marine Corp. After his service, Jerry returned to complete his education at Adams State College in Alamosa, Colorado, then began his 40 year career with the Chicago Park District. Jerry received the Park District’s Merit Award in 1970 for saving the life of an infant, Darin Taylor. He worked as Park Supervisor for Sherman, Bensley, McGuane, Palmer and Mt. Greenwood Parks.

Jerry was an active member and participant in the Leo alumni Association, regularly attending meetings for many years where he was known for a quiet charm and as he helped us through our many decision making processes. Jerry is survived by his wife, Claudette, his dear children, Randy (Dawne), Andrew (Brandie) and Sharon, 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Further info can be found by clicking this link to Jerry’s obituary.

The entire Alumni Association offers its prayers and condolences to Jerry’s family and close associates at this time.

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