Bushnell, Fla. — Gerard (Jerry) E. Sarvis, 73, a CE industry veteran and founder of GES Distributors, died on March 22.
Sarvis, a native of Glen Cove, N.Y., served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps and then made his career in the consumer electronics industry.
His business career began with Motorola. He later joined Sylvania, Sony and Pioneer Electronics as a manufacturer's representative in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast markets.
After relocating to Florida, he founded GES Distributors, a wholesale distribution company representing manufacturers that included Pioneer Electronics, Toshiba, Hitachi, Sharp, Audiovox, Fedders and Gibson.
A family statement said, “He was proud to be a part of the consumer electronics industry and was instrumental in the introduction of much of the technology we now take for granted.”
Sarvis is survived by his wife of 53 years, Gail; daughter Stacey and her husband Michael Curtis; and son Rod and his wife Laurie. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Madison and Grant.
Graveside military honors are being performed, here, today at the Florida National Cemetery.