James Edward 'Jim' Gertsch, 59, of New Haven, passed away on June 6, 2019 after a courageous battle with cancer at CT Hospice in Branford. He was born on February 24, 1960 to Charles and Ruth Goodrich Gertsch of Guilford. Jim graduated from Branford H.S. before joining the US Army, where he spent time stationed in Germany. He was a talented mechanic, having worked for local garages, and greatly enjoyed NASCAR. Besides his parents, Jim will be greatly missed by his sister, Debbie (Frank) Reilly of East Haven; his brother, John (Elizabeth) Gertsch of Salisbury, MD; a niece, Stephanie Gertsch, and a nephew, Russell Gertsch. Private arrangements in care of BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Contributions in Jim's memory may be sent to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405.

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  1. Jim we love you and miss you. You will never be forgotten. Lots of memories to carry with us till we meet again. Love you John and Elizabeth

  2. Jim we went to school together and we went in the service together when we got out we had a lot of good times together. You were my best friend and I loved you like a brother and you treated me like one all the time. You will be in my life everyday even though you have passed on my mind and in my heart I will never forget you. Until we meet again god will be with you and he will let you know what I have been doing so to keep tabs I will meet up with you some day until then rest well. Your friend and brother Michael Mott

  3. I am sad that you were taken from us so soon, Uncle Jimmy. Too soon. We love and miss you dearly.

  4. Rest in peace Jimmy, we all miss you. I know it was hard at the end but now you are at peace in heaven. Loved you, Marilyn

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