Gerald Michael Pippos

Gerald Michael Pippos

09-09-1943 - 09-26-2023

Gerald Michael Pippos

09-09-1943 - 09-26-2023

Obituary

On September 26, 2023, Gerald Michael Pippos’ long struggle with diabetes and several other inflictions came to an end as he answered the lord’s call to come home. He was 80. He was at Banner Desert Hospital in Mesa, AZ. Gerald was born in the Hell’s Kitchen section of Manhattan, NY on September 9, 1943 to his parents Gerasimos Pippos and Elizabeth Lamb. His life work was that of a commercial photographer, and it was something that he always took great pride in. He specialized in store window display and interior display. Among his clients were Sak’s 5th Avenue, Bloomingdales, Lord & Taylor, Tiffany’s, and many other high end retail stores. His studio was located on 34th Street, between Lexington Avenue and 3rd Avenue. In1978, he relocated from Manhattan to Spotswood, New Jersey where he and his partner Dennis not only continued to service his commercial photography clients until he retired from photography in 1999. After that, he and his partner dabbled in several smaller businesses like two video stores, a hobby shop, and a laundromat or two. In 2010, he and his partner relocated to Mesa Arizona where he spent the rest of his life surrounded by his longtime friends that he considered family. He was a very caring person. He would always try to help anyone who needed it. If there was anyone who was trying to single-handedly save the world, it was him. Among the things he loved were the old time movies of the 1940s and 1950s. He collected clocks, swords, anything ancient Egyptian, old photos of NYC and knickknacks. Preceding him are his father Gerasimos Pippos, his mother Elizabeth Lamb, and his partner Dennis Pestel. He is survived, loved, and greatly missed by his friends of over 50 years Joseph and Janine Pestel and Crystal Kleiner, who he often referred to as his “granddaughter” because he knew her since she was born. Gerald will be cremated at A Wise Choice. As per his wishes, there will not be a viewing.

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