Harry and Barbara Gerber were lobbied many years ago to make Falcons Landing their home. Whitey Driessnack, one of the original founders of Falcons Landing and a neighbor of theirs in Maryland, encouraged them to sign up for Falcons Landing. Until recently, the apartments the Gerbers were interested in always seemed to become available in November, during the holidays. It became a running joke that every November they would hear from the marketing department. Finally, two years ago, when Harry retired, they decided they were ready to make the move.
Now that they are here, they're on the move. They have two graduations coming up, a granddaughter who will be graduating from the University of Virginia and a grandson who will be graduating from high school in Alabama. Their granddaughter will be following in the footsteps of her brother, father and grandfather - she will begin flight training upon graduation.
Before moving, the Gerbers lived in Burke, where they have been active in the Fairfax Choral Society for 18 years. They continue to sing with the choral society and performed here at Falcons Landing in December.
Music was the catalyst that brought them together when they studied at Penn State. Both of the Gerbers are originally from Pennsylvania. Upon graduation they married. Harry was commissioned in the Air Force and went directly into pilot training. Barbara was a teacher and was able to teach at many of the posts where Harry was assigned. When Harry retired from the Air Force, he started his career as a consultant, most recently supporting the Federal Aviation Administration. Now that he is fully retired, he plans to spend more time on the golf course, as does Barbara. Harry is also interested in checking out the Woodworking Shop. Once they are completely settled, the Gerbers hope to get to their retreat on Maryland's Western Shore more often.
We welcome this very active couple to their new home at Falcons Landing.