In Memoriam: Gerard T. Sciorilli

Worked in Several Areas of Chase

Former Chase officer Gerard (Gerry) T. Sciorilli died on November 19, 2009 at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix of encephalitis, a complication of his 17-year battle with non-Hodgkins lymphoma. 

While at Chase, Gerry functioned in various roles, including Managing Director for Financial Institutions and Government agencies businesses, and Managing Director of the International Corporate Development Division, as well as Vice President of Strategic Planning.

Born in 1943 in Philadelphia, PA, he grew up in Upper Darby, PA. He graduated from Franklin & Marshall College where he majored in government and earned an MBA from Drexel University. He also did doctoral studies at New York University’s Graduate School of Business.

Gerry was a long-time resident and active participant in the life of Summit, NJ. He loved his years coaching for Recreation League basketball teams, and served on the Summit Library Board to develop funding and financing for its rebuilding.  He also took part in several local political campaigns.

His long career in corporate finance in New York City also included stints at Bear Stearns, Citigroup and Deutsche Morgan Grenfell, after which he formed a venture investment group in 2000 that also enabled him to become an active advisor for several of the ventures.

Gerry and his wife, Gayle, retired in 2004 to Carefree, AZ.

He is survived by his wife in Carefree; their daughter, Carla Sciorilli Bultman, and her husband, Mark Bultman, of Washington, DC and their son, Paul, who lives in Phoenix, AZ. 

Memorial contributions in his name should be made to the St. Charles Apache Mission School, P.O. Box 339, San Carlos, AZ 85550; attn: Sr. Georgia Green; or The Lymphoma Research Foundation at


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