Gerald Edward Aneskewich

Published 8:58 am Monday, April 19, 2021

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Gerald Edward Aneskewich, 81, died Friday evening, April 16, 2021, surrounded by family.

He was born June 9, 1939 in Doylestown, Pa., the only child of the late Edward P. and Margaret Pavlica Aneskewich. He was also preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Ayla Gray Little.

He grew up in Lambertville, N.J., graduating from Georgetown Preparatory School in North Bethesda, Md. in 1957, where he played football, baseball and basketball. He then attended Boston College on a football scholarship. After graduating from Boston College in 1961 with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, he was commissioned as an officer in the US Army, stationed at Highlands Air Force Base in Highlands, N.J. until 1969. He ended up working in telecommunications and settled in Raleigh in 1975, where he and his family made their home for the next 30 years and enjoyed 20-plus years participating in Bible Study Fellowship.  After retirement, they moved to Davie County in 2006.

Survivors: his wife of 58 years, Helen Rider Aneskewich; 3 daughters, Beth Little (Greg) of Mocksville, Teresa Lawson (Ken) of Raleigh, and Susan Gloss of Hampstead; 10 grandchildren, Bethany Little Miller (Grant), Jacob Little (Sydney), Will Lawson, Caleb Little, Seth Little (fiancé Jenny Lawrence), Emily Lawson, Jonah Gloss, Micah Little, Moriah Little, and Elijah Gloss; and 2 great-grandsons, Barrett and Colt Miller, with 2 more great-grandsons on the way, Owen Miller and Jaxon Little.

A celebration of his life will be held Friday, April 23 at 2 p.m. at Salem Chapel, Winston-Salem with Pastor Johnny Pereira of Salem Chapel and Pastor Josh Lindstrom of Woodmen Valley Chapel officiating. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service. Burial with military honors will follow at Farmington Community Cemetery, Farmington.

Memorials: Salem Chapel, 610 Coliseum Drive, Winston-Salem,   27106; or Woodmen Valley Chapel, 290 E. Woodmen Road, Colorado Springs, CO  80919.