James Dimitri Gerdt


James Dimitri Gerdt, age 93, of Saddle Brook, NJ passed away on Tuesday, June 1, 2021.  Born and raised in Russia, he resided in Europe until his immigration to the U. S. in 1949.  A veteran, he proudly served his country in the United States Army.  Upon his arrival to this country, he lived in New York City before settling in Saddle Brook 52 years ago.  Mr. Gerdt was a devout and active member of Orthodox Christian Church of Christ the Saviour in Paramus.  An avid walker, James was well known throughout the Bergen County Park where he walked countless miles for over 50 years.  He also enjoyed sports but his greatest joy came from spending time with family.

Prior to retiring in 1993, he was a draftsman with Allied Signal in Teterboro for 25 years where he had key contributions including the Space Shuttle, Hubble Space Telescope and Boeing 747 programs.

Beloved husband of Maria Gerdt.  Loving and devoted father of Natalie Gerdt Lotier and husband Bruce Lotier and Peter Gerdt and wife Lisa.  Cherished grandfather of Alexander, Peter “PJ”, Katie, Kristina and Stephanie. 

The family will receive relatives and friends Monday, June 7, 2021, 3-7 pm at Orthodox Christian Church of Christ the Saviour, 365 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ.  A funeral service is planned for Tuesday, June 8, 2021, 10 am at the church.  Interment will follow at St. Vladimir’s Cemetery in Jackson, NJ.  In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of James to Alzheimer’s NJ, 425 Eagle Rock Avenue, Suite 203, Roseland, NJ  07068 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 would be appreciated.

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What an amazing picture that captures the essence of beloved Jimmy. A husband, a father a friend. He had such a gift of storytelling and always smiling. He will be missed so very much, but just a thought away and in our hearts. Sending thoughts and prayers to a very special family. I am so sorry for your loss. Love you all so very much. ~Kindra
Kindra Helderle
To this loving, kind and generous family, we are so sorry for your earthly loss and also know that his spirit is with you always. Sending our love and condolences. Lorri and Don
Lorri Perkins
Dear Mrs. Gerdt, Peter, Lisa, Natalie and Bruce and families. My sincerest condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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