Gerald is a charter member of the American Council of the Blind and has been active in the organized blind movement since the mid-1950s. He and his wife, Geraldine, provided key historical documents in the preparation of the ACB history regarding Georgia, its people, and their involvement in the creation of ACB. Throughout his life, Gerald played an extremely valuable role in state and national affairs as well.
Gerald was a considerate, thoughtful and dedicated member of the Georgia Council of the Blind and the American Council of the Blind. I valued his counsel and his friendship very deeply. We can be thankful he is now in peace and spared the many physical difficulties through which he has lived for the past several years.
-- Chris Gray, Sacramento, Calif.
Gerald Pye's unshakable and passionate belief in ACB's democratic principles and practices to which Gerald and his wife, Geraldine, of nearly 60 years dedicated so much of their time and energy over those many, many years should serve as a mentoring objective toward which we should similarly dedicate ourselves to replicate. Here, friends and colleagues, was a soft- spoken pillar of unbending steel of a man and leader within the blind community of his native and much beloved "peach tree" state. Gerald, I hope you at long last find peace and comfort in the forgiving, soft red clay of your beloved Georgia. To Gerald's surviving widow, Geraldine, I send my deepest and heartfelt condolences.
-- Charlie Hodge, Arlington, Va.
I am sad to learn of Mr. Pye's death. I met him one hot August when the Georgia Council of the Blind invited me to attend their very enjoyable state convention. I was so honored to meet Mr. Pye and his devoted wife. They were both so kind and outgoing, delighting in telling stories about the early days of ACB, and in listening and learning from anyone they met, no matter their generation or outlook on life.
It is sad when we lose people as gracious and generous of spirit of Mr. Pye. May treasured memories and shared experiences bring solace to his family and friends.
-- Penny Reeder, Montgomery Village, Md.
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