I taught with Gary at Silverbrook. We coached basketball on opposite teams. He was always the better coach! After his retirement, I would visit with Gary after I was finished with school. We would talk about life, politics, teaching, and the things we held dear to us(family, our wives, and our faith). He, of course, would like to fix a martini for the both of us while we held these discussions! He was a great educator and friend. Our little "breakfast group" is just not the same without Gary. I will cherish all the fond memories of Gary for the rest of my life. My heart goes out to his family for their earthly loss. Because of health reasons, I will not be able to attend the memorial service.
Gary and I started teaching at Silverbrook in West Bend in 1970, it was a new school for both of us. Over the years we not only taught together but saw each other socially. A group of teachers (5 or 6) began working out at Silverbrook early mornings, before school started. Running was the majority of the workout. Since many of us were not use to running, shin splints made us run and walk awkwardly for the first few months. Camping trips with school groups to the Mauthe Lake State Campgrounds also have many memories. Gary had his own receipt for Gary's Camp Stew. Gary always led the night walks around Mauthe Lake without flashlights and Gary Wise was jumping out of the bushes and scaring the unexpecting walkers. We also remember the many Christmas/New Years parties at Gary and Kathy's home. Gary touch the hearts of many of his students , fellow teaches, and his other friends. A donation will be made to the Alzheimer Association in Gary's name
I had the pleasure of having Mr.Pearl as a teacher at Silverbrook in the 80's. I will forever remember him as a patient, kind and funny man who always knew how to keep his students interested. He was ALWAYS encouraging to EVERY student and treated us all as equals!!! My thoughts and prayers are with his family and I feel fortunate for having had him as a great teacher! RIP Mr. Pearl...you're white beard was unforgettable!!
Sorry for your loss . I knew your dad from church, I was a teacher in West Bend 35 yrs and worked with him during that time and with the WBEA. I will donate to the Alzheimer’s Assoc in Gary’s Name.
I taught four years at Silverbrook Middle School with Gary Pearl, 1979-1983, and two years with his wife at Badger Middle School, 1983-1985! Great times; great memories!
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I remember Mr Pearl as always having a smile on his face. I was a student at Silverbrook middle School from 1991-1995. My condolences ❤️
I am so sorry for your loss! My mother Eunice Mayes work with Gary at Silverbrook middle school. She always spoke very highly of him
Mr. Pearl was an amazing teacher! He was one of my favorite teachers at Silverbrook middle school! I remember every Friday while writing our poems, he would always play the song “ American Pie”! Always think of him when I hear it to this day! Great man who will not be forgotten. Rest In Peace Mr. Pearl
A really good neighbor. We had so much fun together. Before we bought cottages in Three Lakes together, we camped on our lake lot enjoying lots of martinis and grilled steaks. We put the left over steaks in the cooler to make with eggs in the morning but the steak disappeared. We blamed each other for late night snacking till we noticed raccoon paw prints on the cooler. We had many happy up north experiences after that including our stops at Camper World on the way home.
We are in Florida or we would be there with you today. We will donate to Alzheimers in Gary’s name. Barbs dad and Gary’s sister were unfortunate to have that awful disease. Well remember you, Julie and Jason in our prayers. Love Gary and Barbara Perkins
He was one of my favorite teachers!!!!! He always made me laugh. Im 34 years old and still have fond memories of him!! rest peacefully Mr. Pearl. you will never be forgotten....
Mr. Pearl was my 7th grade math and literature teacher in 1987-1988. I remember him tormenting is with carpet-related word problems, thrilling us with our first exposure to Shakespeare (memorizing sonnets and Julius Caesar), and explaining the symbolism of Animal Farm. He was plenty stern, but had a fantastic laugh. I have never forgotten him, even as I have gone on to teach literature myself. My heart hurts for your loss.
i really liked him as my teacher at Silver brook middle school. My thoughts and prayers go out to family and friends at this diffucult time.
Many fond memories of having Mr.Pearl for a 7th grade teacher at Silverbrook. My sympathies to the family.
7th grade at Silverbrool sure was awesome,because of Mr.Pearl!!May he RIP and prayers to his family.
Great fiend and teacher at Silverbrook. Think about Gary often with fond memories. He was truly a special person. He was alway so kind and helpful to me. Enjoyed any visit he made to the library with or without his students.
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