Send a Condolence | Read Condolences | Close this Window
Gerald (Gerry) G. Zaleski Print E-mail

Gerry ZaleskiGerald (Gerry) G. Zaleski, 80 years old, of Amherst, Ohio passed away on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at University Hospital's Main Campus in Cleveland, Ohio.

He was born in Elyria on July 1, 1937 and made his home in Lorain County all of his life. He was a graduate of Elyria High School and Oberlin College. He was employed as a repairman/trouble shooter for Century Tel for 53 years. He was a social member of both the American Legion Post 397 and the Eagles in Amherst. Earlier in his life he was a fast pitch softball player and a runner. He recently enjoyed reading, listening to music, nature and especially spending time with family and friends, especially his children. He was an avid animal lover, especially his late dog, Gracie.

Surviving him are his children, Pam (Mark) Johns of Elyria, Deb (Tim) Huffman of West Salem, Kim (Jeff) Wilson of LaGrange, and Lisa (DeWayne) Smiddy of North Olmsted; five grandchildren, Justin, Kaitlyn, Erik, Nathan, and Noah; two great grandchildren, Attalie and Brianna; and his brother, Larry (Sharon) Zaleski of Amherst and sister Pat Zaleski of Birmingham. His former wife, Mary Parron and his longtime companion, Denise Ganoe also survive.

He was preceded in death by a son Scott in 2008 and a brother Bob in 2017; and his parents, Frank and Wanda (nee Jaloweic) Zaleski.

Friends will be received at the Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland Street, Elyria, Ohio on Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 11:00 A.M. until the time of services in the funeral home at 3:00 P.M. The Reverend Beth McKee, Chaplain of Wesleyan Village, will officiate.

A reception will follow at the American Legion Post 397 in Vermilion, Ohio at 4:00 P.M.

The family requests memorials in his honor be made to the Friendship APL or the pet rescue of your choice.

» 7 Condolences and Greetings
Shirley Hillen Koachway
sent Saturday, 10 February 2018 10:58
Pam, Deb, Kim, your father spoke of you often, and adored each of you. Jerry was such a good and kind person, a delight to talk with and know his humor, always nurturing, always giving of himself, a most decent man. He will be terribly missed. I am so sorry for your loss, Pam, Deb, Lisa, all of your family, and of those who were so fortunate to have come to know Jerry.
Pat and Mary Jo Caserta
sent Thursday, 08 February 2018 17:02
Our deepest sympathy to the entire Zaleski family. We will keep you in our prayers O
Jaye Snyder Ceja
sent Wednesday, 07 February 2018 20:02
Hi I none of you will really know me besides Denise. I worked with your dad at the phone company. Your dad and I were good friends and I was so sad to See his passing away on Facebook. I had to take some time and tell you what a great man I think your dad was. He was so much fun and such a wonderful person. I know how hard it is to lose your parent and my prayers are with you. I am very happy to have known your dad. Denise Im so sorry for you losing Gerry. I love you both. Jaye Ceja
Barb Bechtel
sent Wednesday, 07 February 2018 13:17
Dear Zaleski Family, I am so sorry to hear of Gerry\\\'s passing. He spent many hours at the Firelands Board of Education building on Vermilion Rd. working on our computer lines. He was always smiling and worked hard to solve our problems so we \\\"could get the payroll completed on time\\\". I have seen him here and there since my retirement 7 years ago and he always remembered me and said hello. Such a kind man. With sincere sympathy, Barb Bechtel
sent Tuesday, 06 February 2018 05:54
Rev 20:13 And the sea gave up the dead in it, and death and the Grave* gave up the dead in them, and they were judged individually according to their deeds
sent Wednesday, 31 January 2018 09:29
Dear Zaleski Family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Gerald. He was one of my/our favorite patrons that came to the Amherst Public Library. He has come for years. He always had a kind word to say and a beautiful warm smile. He will most certainly be missed. I am so sorry for your loss. With Sincere Sympathy, Dorene Sweet Amherst Public Library
Chuck Grimmett (Jr.)
sent Monday, 29 January 2018 18:17
Dear Pam, Deb, Lisa and Kim, My heart felt condolences on your dads passing. Gerry was one of my favorite people! Always smiling and had only kind things to say. Prayers and loving thoughts to you and yours in this time of grieving. Love to you all, Jr.
» Post Condolences
Email (will not be published)
Message to family
 remaining characters
Captcha Image Regenerate code when it's unreadable