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So who WAS Jon S. Gerling?

By Webster on the Web

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Photo Courtesy of Missy Rosenberry


You might think you’re totally unfamiliar with the name “Jon S. Gerling.” But it may surprise you to learn that you’ve very likely passed by this name countless times, especially if you’ve lived in Webster a long time and have children.

That was the case for me. Despite having lived in the area for almost 20 years, and having visited the Ridge Park playground and pavilion dozens of times, it took me that long to notice the small memorial that stands at the south end of the park, easily visible from Ridge Road.

It announces that the baseball field next to you is the Jon S. Gerling Memorial Field.

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Missy Rosenberry has been writing the "Webster on the Web" community blog since 2008. She highlights the great people, places and events that make our town a wonderful place to live and work. Click here to read more of her blogs.

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