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Joseph Gerardi

August 27, 1941 ~ September 13, 2021 (age 80)

Tribute

Joseph Gerardi, age 80, beloved husband and father, passed away on Monday, September 13, 2021 at his residence. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. Joe was born to John Gerardi and Dorothy (McCreary) Mason who preceded him in death.  He was also preceded by one sister, Brenda (Mason) Burton.  Joe is survived by his wife of 28 years, Bonita (Ferrell) Gerardi; his children, Christopher (Rosalina) Gerardi, Rhonda (Ray) Manchester, Joseph A. Gerardi, Susan (Shawn) Brown, and Vincent (Erin) Gerardi; 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; brothers, John (Jennie) Gerardi, Steve Gerardi, and Louis Mason; sisters, Ruth (Mason) Compton, Nina Mason, and Anita (Mason) Elliot; nieces and nephews.
His passions in life were God, animals, fishing and remodeling homes. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Joe’s name to: lbda.org, columbus.va.gov, or hospiceofcentralohio.org. Friends may visit 5-8 pm Thursday at the DWAYNE R. SPENCE FUNERAL HOME, 550 Hill Rd N. (St. Rt. #256), Pickerington, where funeral service will be held 11 am Friday, with Pastor Gene Ferrell officiating. Interment will follow at Violet Cemetery.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the Fairfield County Veterans Services Commission for their help in navigating the VA: the Columbus VA Medical Center’s Palliative Care program and Caregivers Support program for their assistance during a difficult journey; the former Wesley Ridge Adult Day Care program for the enrichment of Joe’s final years; Hospice of Central Ohio for their guidance and expertise; the Home Health Aides from Village Caregiving for their genuine compassion and gentle care; Violet Township EMS for their many lift-assists, and lastly, all the friends and neighbors at Spring Creek Condominiums for their 24/7 availability to “love their neighbor as themselves”.

Click here to view a webcast of the service on 9/17/2021 at 10:55 AM, Eastern Standard Time.


Services

Visitation
Thursday
September 16, 2021

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home
550 Hill Rd. N
Pickerington, OH 43147

Service
Friday
September 17, 2021

11:00 AM to TBD
Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home
550 Hill Rd. N
Pickerington, OH 43147

Cemetery

Violet Cemetery
180 E Columbus St
Pickerington, OH

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