Geraldine Louise "Jerry" Berlendis

March 10, 1936 - January 27, 2021
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Geraldine Louise (Jerry) Berlendis was a cherished aunt, sister, cousin, daughter and friend. Born March 10, 1936, Jerry left us on January 27, 2021.

Born to Cora (nee Bonvechio) and Pete Berlendis, Jerry graduated from St. Mary’s High, attended Marquette University, and received a degree in political science from…

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Geraldine Louise (Jerry) Berlendis was a cherished aunt, sister, cousin, daughter and friend. Born March 10, 1936, Jerry left us on January 27, 2021.

Born to Cora (nee Bonvechio) and Pete Berlendis, Jerry graduated from St. Mary’s High, attended Marquette University, and received a degree in political science from Kent State University. She worked as a teacher, raised chickens with her father, was a long-time precinct poll worker and became a Precinct Election Official, and most important to her, took pride in caring for her family.

Jerry resided on her family farm, the 3rd generation to do so. She loved the farm and tending her grape vineyard. She enjoyed baking, researching family genealogy, attending auctions, walking in her woods, and sharing time with family and friends. Hot Tetley tea, cookies and laughter were served around the kitchen table along with her great sense of humor and joking manner. She and her childhood friends, all members of their long-standing Canasta club, loved getting together for both cards and conversation.

She was passionate about sports; a true sport’s aficionado with an uncanny ability to recall names, stats, and records for college and professional basketball, football and baseball teams and players. She was a loyal Indian, Browns and Notre Dame fan.

Jerry is survived by her loving nieces, Susan, Lori, Monica, Mary and Beth and her grand nieces and nephews, Josh, Sydney, Aaron and Courtney. Her newest family members that gave her much joy are her great nephews, Cooper and Paxton. She will be sorely missed and lovingly remembered by all.

While Covid will not allow us to gather to share our grief and memories, we ask that your prayers and thoughts go out to Aunt Jerry. She was strong in her faith and a member of the Immaculate Conception parish. Donations in her memory may be made to Immaculate Conception Church, 206 N. First Street Dennison, OH 44621.

Jerry will be interned at Calvary Cemetery next to her beloved parents.

A memorial will be planned when it is deemed safe to gather.

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Cemetery Information

Calvary Cemetery - New Philadelphia

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Delaware Drive, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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A memorial will be planned when it is deemed safe to gather.


Donation Information

Immaculate Conception Church

206 N. First Street
Dennison, Ohio 44621

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Born: March 10, 1936
Died: January 27, 2021

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On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Rodney and Gay posted on 3/5/21

Beth, Mark, and Courtney, I love that you chose a picture that includes the kitchen table which I imagine was the hub of her life! My love of prayers to you all knowing your love for her and the empty place there will be. We will keep you lifted up in prayer. Love, Rodney and Gay

 

Tom and Kathi Tornabene posted on 2/22/21

I loved Jerry. She was a first cousin to my mom's (Vera Bonvechio) and someone I love to talk with and laugh with. I will miss her.

 

Bill and Lois Demattio posted on 2/10/21

To all of Jerry's beloved family, we send our deepest condolences to all of you and know we share in your grief. Jerry was one of our dearest friends and we are so sad that we weren't able to see her much this past year due to the pandemic. Our visits to the farm to visit with Anna, Jean and Jerry are some of our most enjoyable memories of the past 20 years. They were all so witty and we loved them dearly. We shared in a fresh cup of coffee and Jerry's delicious cookies while she had her tea. She was quite the sports fan and Bill was always glad to talk over the latest game with her. Life will not be the same without this spunky lady. RIP, Jerry - we love you so much.

 

Ralph Lucki posted on 2/2/21

Very sorry to hear about Jerry. She was great to be around and was always a lot of fun when we came to visit at the farm. Always great memories of being with everyone when I was growing up! I cherish those days and memories and think about everyone. Our deepest sympathy to all of Jerry's family.

 

Carol Markino posted on 2/2/21

She lived a full, beautiful life. RIP Aunt Jerry. My condolences to Susan, Lori and Monica. You have wonderful memories with your aunt which will surely help you in this sad time. Love, Carol

 

Carol Markino posted on 2/2/21

She lived a full, beautiful life. RIP Aunt Jerry. My condolences to Susan, Lori and Monica. You have wonderful memories with your aunt which will surely help you in this sad time. Love, Carol

 

Tina Devecka posted on 2/1/21

Prayers to the family ! We are so sorry for your loss. Shirley Davis Wanda and Joe Krocker and family Tina and Dan DeVecka and family

 

Tom Besozzi posted on 1/31/21

My sympathy to Jerry Lou’s family. She will be deeply missed. May She RIP.

 

Leslie Kendle posted on 1/31/21

My deepest sympathies to all. Jerry Lou will be deeply missed by all. I’m sure that Mom was there to greet her and catch up on the news! Do you think that she’s making “vinegar “ in Heaven? My love to you all. Leslie Alexander Kendle

 

Patty (Mari) and Tim Knisely posted on 1/30/21

So very sorry. Jerry was a wonderful lady. She will always be remembered by my family. Wainwright will not be the same. Prayers.

 

Norma and Gene Bonvechio posted on 1/30/21

Gene and I loved visiting Jerry she and are tat the last of that generation . We always enjoyed the "cousins " luncheons and would laugh at how she just did not like any veggies. we will miss her . Rest In Peace dear cousin.

 

Sheila M Davis posted on 1/30/21

Our condolences to Jerry Lou's family and friends. Our hearts are saddened. She will be so deeply missed; we'll miss her laughter and all the wonderful stories she had to share. Heaven gained a very special angel. We loved her, and are so grateful to have had her touch our lives so profoundly. Arrivederci bella donna!

 

Sheila M Davis posted on 1/30/21

Fred & Sheila Davis

 

Heidi huscroft posted on 1/30/21

My heart goes out to you all. Aunt Jerry was so special. You all showed her such a wonderful life. Lori and Tom I think you showed her more in her lifetime then some people get to see. You were blessed. You are all in my prayers. Will miss you aunt Jerry. Love Heidi

 

Vicki Leggett posted on 1/30/21

To Jerry's beloved family, I'm so sad to hear of her passing. She was a dear friend of my Mom's, Kate Swaldo. I enjoyed her visits there, stories and seeing her at the Wainwright reunions. RIH sweet lady. Prayers to all who loved her. Vicki (Swaldo) Leggett

 

Neil and Shirley Putnam posted on 1/30/21

Jerry Lou was our former classmate and a member of our wedding party 60yrs ago. She was a cherished friend who we will miss. All through living distance kept us apart from frequent visits we still stayed in touch.

 

Ann Wise posted on 1/30/21

Beth,Courtney and family, so sorry for your great loss. Sending hugs and prayers! Mrs.Wise

 

Kathy and Jerry Chaps posted on 1/30/21

So lucky to have known and loved you. RIP dear friend.

 

Sara and Brent Lehigh posted on 1/30/21

Jerry was a staple in our Wainwright community. Such a fun lady and great friend to my Mom Kate Swaldo. Always there for her She sure will be missed. Sympathy Love and Prayers to her family and friends.

 

Sandy Linnan posted on 1/30/21

Got bless you Jerry! If I knew you were a Canasta fan we could have played!! Sandy Linnan

 

Carol and Fred Weber posted on 1/30/21

She was a part of our Towpath family and will be missed, however her memory will live on!

 

Noi, Josh and Cooper posted on 1/30/21

You will always be remembered in our hearts Aunt Jerry!

 

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