Gerald Collock

Where do you live currently?

Currently living in East Haddam, Connecticut

Known In Hicksville High as:

Jerry

Spouse/Partner…

Merrilee

Were you classmates at HHS?

No. She went to Bethpage High School

Where did you meet? How long ago?

Merrilee was the younger sister of my best friend. That was in 1961.

Married How Long? Date Married:

Married August 19th, 1963…It’ll be 48 years pretty soon.

Children/Grandchildren:

Five children…four girls and a boy. Thirteen Grandkids…four girls nine boys.

Occupation/Trade/Profession:

Meat cutter for over 40 years. Was 24 years with Grand Union and 18 additional years with Stop and Shop.

Education Beyond High School :

Suny in Farmingdale and received degree…AAS in Electronics

Military Service:

No military service

Hobbies/Pastimes:

Time with grandkids; vacations; bowling; good movies and just plain relaxing

Now, the hard one. Tell us what we need to know. Give us 50 years in the space below:

After college graduation, worked briefly in electronics field. I worked in a supermarket while in high school. After getting married, resumed supermarket work. While with Grand Union, i worked my way up the ladder all the way to Regional Merchandising Manager. Company moves left us in New Jersey and finally in Connecticut where we settled and raised our family.

Finally, if you had to do it all over again, I would…

Spread our children a little further apart. Wish I had the insight to see that Grand Union was going bust and had gotten out before losing a lot of pension money.