June 2008 I was contacted by Floyd Perry, Jr. of the Stockton area
who was a loyal
Gemco customer and wrote an article in his local paper
in 1999 about Gemco. Floyd also
came across a photo album that once
belonged to Gemco Security Guard Paul Barbour
really enjoy your GEMCO tribute website. I have many fond memories
GEMCO. I was
a longtime customer from the time they opened in STOCKTON,
1968 and until they closed in 1986. I don't know if you read
entry today? Just yesterday, I purchased a GEMCO STORE,
CALIFORNIA, GOING OUT OF BUSINESS album for $25 from a used Book
The album has about 50 photos (of employees, the inside
the store as
well as the exterior of the store), Newspaper
GEMCO and other
Some of the
photos were taken by me around the time GEMCO
that they were
of business, October of 1986. These are Exterior shots of the
THANK YOU FLOYD.
Stockton employees- we NEED YOUR HELP IN NAMING THESE PEOPLE. These
are great photos and we need
names to go with them. If you know anyone
just email me at
Roy at RoyHooper.com
UPDATE- A BIG thanks to Cindy Gooding Wagner who knew the names of
a lot of the people and to Greg Waddell and to the "guest".
Added in 2010-"I have some names for some of the photos for Gemco 518.
Again... thanks for all the great photos and info.. many great memories.
For many years Gemco 518 had anual BBQ's/ reunions with many of the people in these photos.
All the best. Tim Bonuccelli"