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Stephen J. Gerak, Jr.


Published: August 10, 2017 4:00 AM

Stephen J. Gerak, Jr. 58

Ravenna.Memorial services will be held at 11am Saturday at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Hubbard for, Stephen Joseph Gerak Jr., age 58, passed away on July 20, 2017 at Cleveland University Hospital.

Stephen J. Gerak, Jr.

Stephen was born June 7, 1959, in Youngstown, he is survived by his mother Florence Saunders Gerak of Hubbard, his father, Stephen Joseph Gerak Sr., preceded his death on April 1, 2012.

Stephen (Bull) attended Struthers High School before enlisting in the Navy where he served 20 years obtaining his diploma and engineering degree. Steve served in the Gulf War. He was a very outgoing and loving individual. He always had a hug to give, a shoulder to cry on, and wisdom to pass around.

He loved Volkswagen Beetles, horse racing, Nascar, spending time with family, and watching sports. Steve was a hard working father and husband and a loving son and brother. He is greatly loved and will be forever missed but never forgotten.

Stephen is also survived by his wife, Mary F. Rhoades-Gerak of Ravenna; his children, son Jason (Justine) Gerak of Deerfield; daughter Alexis Gerak of Ravenna; daughter Heather Gerak (Frank Cassetto Jr.) of Brookfield; son Troy Gerak of Ravenna; stepdaughter Lisa (Raymond) Rhoades Andrews of Akron; grandchildren Austin, Zachary. and Isaiah (Jason) and Raymond, Demetrius, Casper, and Tyler (Lisa); sister Linda (Anthony) Sahli of Hubbard; brother's Edward Gerak of Poland, and John (Kris) Gerak of Avon, and the loving mother of his children, Deborah Gerak of Youngstown.

The Gerak family has entrusted the arrangements of their loved one to the care of the Wasko Funeral Home in Campbell and will received family and friends one hour prior to the 11 a.m. Memorial Mass at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Hubbard on Saturday, August 12th, from 10 to 11am.

Visit www.waskofamily.com to view this obituary and send Steve's family condolences.

(Wasko Funeral Home RC 8-10-17)

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