May 28, 1938 ~ January 30, 2008
Rochester: Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at age 69. Predeceased by his parents, Joseph J. Gerardi, Sr. and Agnes Gerardi; brother, Terry Gerardi; sister, Claire Rose Cook. Survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Barbara Gerardi; son, Joseph R. Gerardi; daughter, Anne-Marie Girolamo; grandchildren, Dustin, Jacob and Carissa; several nieces and nephews. Joseph was a retiree of Eastman Kodak Company and a Veteran of the U.S. Army. The family would like to express their appreciation to the Doctors, Nurses and Staff at Unity Hospital, Unit 3400 and also the Peritoneal Dialysis Team for their care and support. Friends may call Friday 4-8 PM at the Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home 1075 Long Pond Road. His Memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Mercy Church. Private Interment. In Lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation or Our Lady of Mercy Church in his memory
Although we did not see each other often, I am honored to have known him. Uncle Joe was one of the kindest people I have ever known. I am sorry I could not be with everyone during this difficult time. Please know that you are always in my thoughts.
Barb — May God Bless you and your family especially at this time. We know Joe is in a wonderful place now, and we are glad God is taking such good care of him and of you and your children and grandchildren. We keep you always in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Kathy, Larry, Todd, & Deb
Barb and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Take comfort in knowing that Joe is at peace and no longer in any pain, and he will forever be with you in your hearts and minds. I am sorry that I will be unable to attend his service due to work conflicts, but please know that myself and the kids will be praying for you and Joe. If there is anything, absolutely anything, that we can do for you please do not hesitate to ask. Love, The Bell Family
Barb, Jospeh, Anne-Marie, as well as Joe’s grandchildren,
I was so sad to learn of Joe’s passing . His struggle was long and difficult and now at least he is without pain. Cherish the memories of your lives with him and he will always be with you. May God’s grace bring you comfort. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Sue (Pease) Osbonre
Dear Barb, We were saddened to hear about Joe’s passing. Please know that your family is in our prayers during this difficult time.
Sincerely, The Nisbet Family
Dear Barb, We were so sorry to hear about your husband! You and your family are in our prayers. You are never far from our thoughts as Livvie still speaks of you often and remembers the wonderful time she spent in your class. Sincerely – Drew, Deanna, Olivia & Mackenzie
We are so sorry to hear the sad news. Joe was truly a lucky person to have such an amazing person in his life. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Jim, Kristen, Annie, Matthew, Maira, Jack, Maeve and Ella.
Dear Barbara and Family,
Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We believe that Joe is in a better place. May this knowledge bring you comfort. May the Lord give you strength and peace. Much love, Diane and Chris
Dear Barbara and family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Although we will not be able to attend the service, we will be thinking of you and keeping you close to our thoughts and hearts.
In Christ’s love and ours, Ainslie and Leslie Wagner
I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
I am sorry for your loss and remember:
During this difficult time remember our hearts will keep memories of those we love forever.
May God bless you and your family always
I have know this family since grade school when I was in class with Ann Marie and was lucky enough to have Barb teach my children at Summerville. What an amazing wife and friend you have been to Joe, and you and your family are in our prayers. Fondly, Kelli, John, Tristin, Daniel and Ashley Tette.
I was the Eucharistic Minister who visited Joe on Tuesdays. I have been keeping you in prayer this whole weekend. My heart goes out to you.
I’m very sorry to hear of your lose. I didn’t know your Dad but maybe I did.
Passage John 14:6-7:
6 -7Jesus said, ‘I am the Road, also the Truth, also the Life. No one gets to the Father apart from me. If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him. You’ve even seen him!’
I guess I do know him and will continue to see him through you.
Blessings of comfort,
Joe & family,
Mine and Kerri’s thought are with you.
Joe, Stay strong, be proud, he will live forever in your heart. Thughts and prayers are with you and your family.
‘Cast your cares on the LORD
and he will sustain you;
he will never let the righteous fall.’
Please know that my thoughts and prayers of comfort are with you.
We are all saddened by your loss. Mr. Gerardi was a special man. Each of our children has the blessing of having you as their teacher. All of us send love and prayers to you at this time.
Dawn, Jim, Christopher, Lizzie and Maddie Soufleris
My children, Nathan and Grace, had the pleasure of being taught by Mrs. Gerardi at Summerville a few years back and it was an experience that we all remember fondly. Her dedication to her students was nothing compared to her dedication to Joe and that is a reflection of her generous heart and giving nature. We are thinking of her and her family during this difficult time.
My prayers are with your family.
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I have many happy memories of Joe.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Rejoice now, knowing that Joe is with our God and enjoying the best of life! Love, Susan & Frank
We are thinking of you during this hard time. Our hearts and thoughts are with you.
We’ve been thinking of you these past days Barb, wishing we could somehow do something for you. Please know we wish you peace at this difficult time. The children miss you much… and so do we.
You are in our thoughts and prayers, Ann Marie. We love you.