Suddenly on Thursday, January 1, 2004, WILLIAM GERARD SR., "Bill" beloved husband of 56 years to Mary Carolyn (nee Thompson), and loving father of Anne Marie McMahon and husband Bill, Ben von Paris, Bill von Paris Jr. and wife Donna, Franz von Paris and wife Lyn, Beth Ward and husband Al, John von Paris and wife Patti; cherished Pop-Pop of grandchildren, Laura McMahon, Mark McMahon, Bill von Paris III, Jenny von Paris, Kate McMahon, Art von Paris, Kristy Ward, Teresa Ward, Johnny von Paris, Ali von Paris, Sammy von Paris, Andrew von Paris and great-granddaughter Sarah von Paris, dear brother of Bonny, Joe, George and Lee von Paris, Margaret Muller, Anna Wachter, and the late Marie Feeney and Genevieve Wachter. He also leaves behind many devoted nieces, nephews, other relatives, in-laws and friends. Friends and family may call at the Schimunek Funeral Home, Inc., 9705 Belair Road (Perry Hall) on Saturday and Sunday, January 3 and 4, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday 10 A.M. at St. Stephen's Roman Catholic Church, Bradshaw, MD. Interment to follow at Sacred Heart of Jesus Cemetery, German Hill Road, Baltimore. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his name to St. Stephen's Church or Kingsville Volunteer Fire Department or the John Carroll School in Bel Air, MD.