Gerald Daniel Brittle, 74, of Richmond passed away Friday, January 21, 2022. Mr. Brittle grew up on Long Island and attended Northport High School. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky and met his late wife, Alicia Svec Brittle in Lexington, Kentucky. He later received graduate degrees from the University of Buffalo in Literature and Psychology. Mr. Brittle was the author of The Demonologist and The Devil in Connecticut. His books were used by Warner Brothers without his consent for The Conjuring movie franchise. He was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the Commonwealth Catholic Charities. Mr. Brittle also served on the Board of Trustees for the Jamestown Yorktown Foundation, and was appointed to the Art and Architectural review board by Governor Allen. He is survived by a sister, Susan Brittle Bennett and her children, Emma and Michael Graham; nephews William Smith and Aaron Fletchersmith; and his two girls, Samantha and Amelia Fletchersmith. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11am Friday, February 4 at St. Benedict Catholic Church in Richmond. Interment will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery.