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John M. Gerak Sr.

February 18, 1947 ~ July 11, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old


John M. Gerak Sr., 76, of Brownstown, died on July 11, 2023 at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center. Born on February 18, 1947 in Johnstown, son of John and Genevieve (Shesko) Gerak.

Preceded in death by his parents, and infant sister Debra.

Survived by his loving wife Yolanda "Cookie" (Yarnavick), daughter Lisa, wife of Mark Thomas, and son John M. Gerak Jr., married to Karen (Palm), grandchildren Seth Thomas, Madison "Madi" Gerak, and Landie Gerak.

John was a graduate of Johnstown High School and worked as a welder at Bethlehem Steel. He loved cars, hunting, fishing, traveling with his wife, swimming with his grandchildren, and love to play guitar. He loved his family especially his grandchildren.

John was a member of St. Mary Byzantine.

All services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Windber Hospice, 600 Somerset Avenue, Windber PA 15963.

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Windber Hospice
600 Somerset Ave, Windber PA 15963
Tel: 1-814-467-3684


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