Robert J. “Bob” Gerardi, 89, of Warren, PA, died Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at the John and Orpha Blair Hospice Residence following a brief illness.
Born on June 2, 1928 in Warren PA, he was the son of the late Frank and Rose Lamanna Gerardi. Bob was a 1946 graduate of Warren High School and earned a degree in engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. He later earned his Master’s Degree in business from the University of Kansas. He was employed with General Electric Corp. and was promoted to vice president in 1981 and headed up the service and support division before retiring in 1992.
Bob was a member of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church and a former member of Blessed Sacrament R.C. Church in Burlington, NC. He was a member of the Warren Moose Lodge and had served with the U.S. Army as a staff sergeant during the Korean Conflict. Bob is survived by his wife, Bette Gayle Scalise Gerardi, whom he married on July 9, 2005 in Warren, PA; 3 children – Donald Gerardi of Phoenix, AZ, Rebecca (Curtis) Nice of Indiana, and John Anthony Gerardi and his wife, Linda, of Grove City, OH; 2 stepsons – Fr. Scott Jabo of Erie, PA, and Steven Jabo and his wife, Allegra, of Arlington, VA; 2 grandchildren – Robert Nicholas Gerardi and Jessica Gerardi; and 2 step-grandchildren – Ella Scalise Jabo and Amelia Rose Jabo. In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his first wife, Gloria Christine Gerardi, and 1 brother – Joe Gerardi.
Friends will be received at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA, on Thursday, October 12, 2017, from 5pm to 8pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, 11 Russell Street, Warren, PA, on Friday, October 13, 2017, at 11:00A.M., with Bob’s stepson, Fr. Scott Jabo, serving as main celebrant and Fr. James Gutting, Pastor, serving as concelebrant. Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. Those wishing to place a memorial may do so through the Holy Redeemer Church Building Fund. Email condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com.