Joan Levy Gerard 1935-2013
Joan Levy Gerard, a top bridge administrator for the ACBL and the World Bridge Federation for more than three decades, died on Thursday at her home in White Plains NY. She was 77.
Gerard represented District 3 on the ACBL Board of Directors for 26 years. She left the board at the end of 2011, but continued in her decades-long role as chair of every regional tournament in her district, one of many other bridge-related jobs she retained. Her husband, Ron, told a friend that after she left the ACBL board, she went from 18-hour days to 16-hour days working on behalf of bridge.
Gerard also served as president of the United States Bridge Federation, represented the ACBL at WBF meetings and serving on the WBF executive committee. She was in charge of appeals at WBF tournaments.
A full obituary will be published in the June issue of the Bridge Bulletin.