1944 - 2005
AAG member John Anthony Gertken died August 10, 2005, at age sixty-one in Lake St. Louis, Missouri.
Born April 27, 1944, Gertken was a 1962 graduate of Christian Brothers College Military Institute in St. Louis. He served in the U.S. Naval Reserve and attended Marquette University in Wisconsin, where he was a member of the U.S. Naval Reserve Academy.
Gertken spent over forty years as professional in the business of conveyor and automated handling systems. He earned an associates degree in 2003 from St. Charles Community College and shortly before his death graduated from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, Cum Laude, with a BS in geography.
John Anthony Gertken Jr. (Necrology). 2006. AAG Newsletter 41(6): 16.