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Dr. Gerry Faust Passes Away

A Special Tribute and Expression of Appreciation to Gerry

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POWAY, CA - The late Dr. Gerry Faust, 77, was born on January 1st, 1942 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The great man was truly one of a kind... a true gentleman and a vastly experienced and extremely highly qualified man in his field who leaves huge footprints in the world of high-level management training and education for all who follow him. Some people journey through life and leave footprints wherever they go, footprints of love and kindness, compassion and courage, humor and inspiration, faith and joy. Dr. Gerry Faust was one of those very special people. Even when they're gone, we can still look back and clearly see the trail of greatness they've left behind, a trail bright with hope that invites us to follow.

Dr. Gerry Faust produced some of the finest tools there are for business management training. And, he created a host of Roundtable relationships where his clients share their knowledge, experience and talents with each other. He leads the groups so their sharing is, in essence, a guide for them to navigate the sometimes very rough waters of business... no matter what the hazards may be.

Dr. Gerry Faust's educational background leaves no doubt of his capacity for higher learning, having completed his Bachelor's in English and Education at St. John's University in Minnesota, as well as a Master's and a Ph.D in Psychology at the University of Illinois. Additionally, his sports background in football and wrestling during those formative years, and the lessons learned from those experiences continued to resonate in his style of leadership. Later, his excellence in business, across numerous industries, also leaves no doubt about his ability to convert strategic planning and thinking into actionable objectives that create success.

In the mid-1980s, the health and fitness club industry was introduced to Dr. Faust with a keynote speech he gave at IHRSA. Since then, he developed a true passion for this industry, and there is no doubt that he has contributed towards making it better than it was. Tying it all together and providing the rock of strength was his top priority of family. Together, with his wife Terrie, they share six children, Steve, Kim, Brian, Mark, Ryan and Scott, and many more grandchildren. Additionally, they always did a masterful job of effectively working together.

As Gerry was a proud supporter of his alma mater, St John's University in Minnesota, and of those military and first responder heroes that have bravely served our country, the family asks that in lieu of flowers a donation be made in memory of Gerry Faust to St John's University or to the Gary Sinise Foundation.

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