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T. Jean Gerlits

T. Jean Gerlits, 94, of Solon, died Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, at Lantern Park Nursing and Rehab Center. Funeral Mass was Thursday, Nov. 17, at St. Mary Catholic Church, with Fr. Tim Sheedy presiding. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery. A luncheon was served following at St. Mary Parish Hall. Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Solon are caring for Jean’s arrangements.
Jean was born Sept. 24, 1922, in Williamsburg, the daughter of Raymond and Ethel (Butler) Niner. Jean was united in marriage to Lawrence Gerlits on Feb. 10, 1941, in Millersburg. Jean was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Her pride and joy was being the family cheerleader. She was a mother first and a Tupperware saleslady for many years. She volunteered at the VA Medical Center, St. Mary Catholic Church and knitted stocking hats for the young infants at Mercy Hospital. Jean enjoyed going out to eat, traveling and most of all spending time with her friends and family.
Jean is survived by her children Larry (Faye), Jim (Wanda), Susan Gerlits, Robert, Mike (Jenny), Tim (Lisa), Vincent (Sue), Francis (Daisy), Jeff and Pat (Gabrielle) Gerlits; 18 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death her parents, her husband Lawrence, her sons Dale and George Gerlits, a granddaughter Angela Gerlits, two daughters-in-law Mary Ann and Bonnie, as well as her siblings.
Memorials may be directed to Care Initiatives in her name.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.broshchapel.com.