Gerald “Jerry” Arthur Rimpau

Gerald “Jerry” Arthur Rimpau


June 12, 1916 – Jan. 5, 2022

Born in Anaheim a century ago to Edward and Agnes Rimpau, Jerry was a sixth generation Californian; he graduated from Los Angeles High School and married the lovely Frances Catherine Caliva on Sept. 24, 1939. They lived on Clifton Way in Beverly Hills and had two children, Cheryl and Jerry.

Jerry joined the Army Air Corps in 1943 and flew 113 missions in WWII and was shot down three times. His older brother Edward was killed in WWII.

Jerry also served as a pilot trainer during the Korean War.

Jerry and Frances built their family home on Highridge Road in La Crescenta in 1952. He was also an active member of the Garibaldina Society.

After a long career, Jerry retired from Pacific Bell Telephone Company in 1975. Jerry also retired as a captain from the Air Force Reserves in 1976.

Jerry’s greatest joys in retirement were walking his dogs in the Verdugo Mountains, La Tuna Canyon and Whiting Woods.

A funeral Mass at Holy Redeemer to honor Jerry’s life will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 10 a.m. Services will conclude at church and interment at a later date will be held at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills.

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