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Gerald Francis Shea Jr.

November 28, 1947 ~ July 21, 2022 (age 74)


Gerald Francis Shea Jr., 74, of Caldwell, passed away on July 21st in Boise. 

Viewing will be 12:00pm Friday August 19 at Dakan Funeral Home
in Caldwell. Funeral services will be held 1:00pm Friday August 19 at Dakan Funeral Home in Caldwell. Burial will follow at Canyon Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are by Dakan Funeral Home.

Gerald was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Gerald and Catherine on December 28, 1947. 
He went to St. Mary’s High School (Colorado Springs, CO, ‘65). He married Immaculata, April 28 ‘73 in Moen, Chuuk, Federated. States of Micronesia. 

He graduated from Doane College (Crete, NE, ’69), Attended American University in Washington DC while he clerked for his Colorado State Representative, Ohio University (Athens OH, Masters), Cornell University (Ithaca NY, Masters). 

Post undergraduate school, he joined the Peace Corp and was assigned to Chuuk, FSM (then called the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands). After graduate school, he sat for the NSA evaluation/entrance exam and during the exam corrected errors within the Indonesian language section. He worked as a Junior-Executive for the Asia/Pacific Department of Manufacturers Hanover Trust International Bank (Manhattan). He was a Chief of Finance for the FSM Government (Pohnapei, FSM). A Grants Manager for the United States Department of Interior, Insular Affairs where he managed multi-million dollar grants to the FSM government for 15 years (Honolulu). 

He was a polyglot, a world traveler, an avid tennis and volleyball player, a road race runner, a soccer coach to many in the 90s and 00s, and was a regimental walker and bicyclist around town during his time living in Waipio Gentry, Oahu, HI. He was a nationally recognized translator in the Micronesian language, Chuukese, for the US courts system at every level.
In retirement, He was involved in the Caldwell Senior Center as a treasurer, and the Quail Meadow HOA as a board member. 

In 2010, He along with his Doane Tigers Football team, were inducted into the Doane College Athletic Hall of Fame for maintaining an undefeated record during the ’66-’69 seasons. His team still holds this record.
He received a lifetime platinum status with United Airlines from traveling over 2 million miles for work. 

Gerald is preceded in death by his parents. 
Gerald is survived by, wife; Immaculata, Children; Victoria, Brian, and Jeremy. Sisters Kathy and Sheila, Brother Michael, Grandchildren; Dakoda, Phoenix and Amada Flor. 

The family of Gerald wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the doctor and nurses of Saint Alphonsus Hospital of Nampa and Boise for all of their diligent care.


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August 19, 2022

12:00 PM to TBD
Dakan Funeral Chapel
504 S. Kimball Ave.
Caldwell, ID 83605
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August 19, 2022

1:00 PM
Dakan Funeral Chapel
504 S. Kimball Ave.
Caldwell, ID 83605
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