Gerard (Gary) Anthony DesRoches, 66, of St. Petersburg Florida, passed away peacefully in his sleep on May 27, 2018 at his home. Born September 18, 1951 in Mount Clemens Michigan. Parents; Bernard G. DesRoches and Anarita E. DesRoches (deceased). Siblings; Paul DesRoches (deceased) , Mary Theresa Whitley, Avriel Lorien, John DesRoches and Matthew DesRoches. Nephews: Timothy Whitley and Andrew Whitley. He served as a Corpman in the US Navy August 1974 - August 1978 with an Honorable Discharge. Earned an Associate Degree in RN Nursing and retired from Bay Pines VA Hospital. He was an avid collector of model trains and music. He also enjoyed fishing. Gary was also known for being generous and for having a caring and compassionate spirit.
A Funeral Mass will be 10:00 AM Thursday, May 31, at St. Paul's Catholic Church, followed by military honors. Burial will be on 10:00 AM Tuesday, June 5th at Bay Pines National Cemetery.