On Nov. 22, 2007, Gerald "Jerry" Fleischer, CLC, of Hermitage Lighting Gallery in Nashville, Tenn., passed away at the age of 79. Funeral services were held Nov. 25. Fleischer purchased lighting showroom Hermitage Lighting Gallery in 1965 and served as its president until 1996, when his son took his place. He served as chairman of Hermitage's board until his death.

Fleischer played a key role in developing the American Lighting Association's training and certification programs, and in 2001, the association inducted him into its Lighting Hall of Fame and recognized him as Lighting Person of the Year. He also served the ALA as president of its showroom division.

Contributions in his memory can be made to: Temple O'Habai, 5015 Harding Road, Nashville, TN 32705, Attn: Care & Concern Fund; American Cancer Society, Member Foundation, Memorial Hope Lodge (any location); or Alive Hospice Lodge (any location).