RICHARD GERIAK, 1LT, USAF
Richard Geriak '52
Date of birth: August 17, 1928
Date of death: September 2, 1954
From the 1952 Lucky Bag:
From researcher Kathy Franz:
A graduate of Roosevelt High School in 1946, Richard “Dick” had the quote: “A boy’s will is the wind’s will; And the thoughts of youth are long, long thoughts.” Activities: Science Club, Treasurer 4; the yearbook L’Envoi; the honor society Skull and Key, President. After graduation, he enrolled in the Army’s Panama Canal Department. His headstone application shows he was in the 428 Fighter Bomber Squadron, 474 Fighter Bomber Group.
Richard was buried in Mt Hope Cemetery, Hastings-on-Hudson. His father was John, a grocery manager, and his mother was Katherine.