Matthew “Matt” Brady Gerl

April 11, 1964 - January 4, 2021

Matthew “Matt” Brady Gerl, of Cape Coral, FL, passed away Monday January 4, 2021. He was born April 11, 1964, in Alton, IL.

Matt worked at Evangelical Christian School, his alma mater and volunteered for CityGate Ministries as part of the Worship Technical Team. Mr. Gerl attended Evangelical Christian School in Fort Myers, FL.

He had a lifelong passion for music and audio systems.  He was an avid reader, collector of first edition and rare books. He will be remembered for hosting Game Nights on a weekly basis and as a way to celebrate special events. A devoted family man, and a beloved friend, he demonstrated his love for others with his renowned meals and catered events, large and small.  His impressive stature is eclipsed only by the enormity of his heart. 

He is survived by his wife, Carla; mother, Bonnie Casey; brother, Mark and wife Debora; sister in law, Nikki; two sons and their wives, Joseph and Raquel, Matthew and Nikki; grandchildren, Jacen, Eli, Aria, Skyla, and Parker; as well as four nephews.

Matt was preceded in death by his step father, David Casey; brother, Michael; as well as his father, Floyd.

Memorial Services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, January 9, 2021 at CityGate Ministries, 1735 Jackson Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901 with Pastor David and Pastor Grey officiating.

Monetary Memorial Contributions in memory of Matthew Brady Gerl may be made to the family c/o Mullins Memorial, 1056 NE 7th Terrace, Cape Coral, FL 33909 or CityGate Ministries, 1735 Jackson Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Kim Allen Jan 8, 2021 at 4:47 am

    May the hope of our Lord rest upon you in peace. Matt is and will be missed. The world is a little emptier without his countenance here. Here’s to a race run well, until we meet again my friend.

  2. Carlene M Williams Jan 11, 2021 at 11:00 am

    May the angels of heaven surround you and your family with comfort and peace. Rest in peace.

  3. jacen gerl Oct 7, 2021 at 11:58 am

    im am matthew gerl grandson i love to read this to remind me of him

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