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Gerald Chijioke Obah, a fiercely independent man who lived and loved life on his own terms, died in a car accident on the morning of July 12th in New York City.
Gerald was born September 15, 1990 in Baltimore, MD. He most recently resided in New York City and loved—and wanted—the “big-city” life and all that it had to offer. He graduated from Syracuse University in 2012 with a degree in Marketing and Supply Chain Management. He most recently worked for Spark Foundry as a marketing manager, and previously worked at Carat and Ogilvy.
During his time in the Howard County Public School System, having attended Northfield Elementary School, Dunloggin Middle School, Burleigh Manor Middle School and Centennial High School, he was an extremely high academic achiever; he was recognized by the Council of Elders for a 4.0 GPA, was a nominee for the Carson Scholarship Fund, and was 1st place in spelling in the fourth grade. In extracurriculars, he served as captain of the cross country and track and field teams, played the violin and the bass, and was a member of the International Thespian Society.
Gerald had a long-time interest and passion for music and dance. He was a dancer at DanceWorks, a New York City-based dance company. He was known for his standout performances on—and off—the dance floor, and was considered a pillar of the company.
He is survived by his father, Eugene Obah, his mother, Anthonia Obah, his brother, Eugene Obah Jr. and his sister, Andrea Obah.
Donations can be made to the Gerald Obah DanceWorks Legacy Fund via DanceWorks NYC. The page that has been set up is here: https://www.gofundme.com/gerald-obah-danceworks-legacy.