Albert “Buff” J. Gerardo, age 79, passed away Sunday, June 26, 2011, at his residence. Al was born in Racine, June 7, 1932, son of the late Catarino and Juanita (Nee: Rodriguez) Gerardo.
Survivors include his loving wife of fifty-five years, JoNelle; his children, Jean (Edward) Coenraad of Appleton, Vicki (Gene) Signorin of Raymond, Richie Gerardo of Racine, Jeri (Mark) Cooper of Tomahawk, Jeff (Laurie) Gerardo of Kalamazoo, MI; his grandchildren, Jacob and Lucas Coenraad, Luci (Dan) Schuler, Craig and Angela Signorin, G. Connor Cooper; sisters and brothers, Beverly “Mabel” Spero, Catherine Jaster, Richard (Rose) Gerardo, Margaret (David) Ramos, John Gerardo (Tom Macjer), Emma (Tony) Klein; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many dear friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by nine other brothers and sisters.
Funeral services with Full Military Honors will be held Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at 6 p.m. at the funeral home with Jan Ruidl officiating. Private interment will be held at St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Union Grove. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Wednesday at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Memorials to the family or to Racine Special Olympics have been suggested.
MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888