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“To have lived a long life and gained wisdom to share is truly a blessing (Psalms 90:10). To family and friends, may you find comfort in the many...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: L P - Cleveland, OH

“What a beautiful tribute you wrote about your Dad, Chris. If he can hear you now, he would probably say, "My Goodness! Looks like Lil and I must have...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Mkke Cotsman - Broadview Hts, OH

“Rest in peace Uncle Johnny. You will be missed by many. Good Luck up there with your four sisters!Aunt Lillian you are in my prayers.Love Kathleen ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: A friend

“How do you put a lifetime of memories into a few paragraphs? When I was young Dad was there to pick me up after school dances and when I was an adult...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Christine Wotowiec(Gelmas) - TN

“Uncle Johnny is gone. He is now with his four sisters, my aunts & mother, in heaven. He was a quiet, dear man. He took me on walks when I was a child...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Geraldine Novotny

“We remember him as very kind and independent. Sorry to hear the news of his passing. Our most sincere sympathy to all the family members. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Marcia Raley - Kihei, HI

“Shoved snow the eve of their wedding.John and i did a lot of moving from a lot of of houses (furniture) is what i mean.Will miss him dearlyGod Bless...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Richard Klag - Brookpark, OH

JOHN J. GELMAS, age 98. Beloved husband of 73 years to Lillian (nee Klag). Loving father of Kenneth (Karen) and Christine Wotowiec (Pete). Cherished grandfather of Todd Cotsman (Melisa), Shelly Baltic (Tommy), Melissa Zak (Bob), Matthew: great grandfather of 6. Dear brother of¬ the late Ann Pohorenec, Mary Martel, Rose Horton and Catherine Majka. Also survived by nieces, nephews and many dear friends. U.S. Army World War II Veteran. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday November 21, 2017 Holy Family Church (York Rd.) at 11:00AM. Interment Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. The family will receive friends MONDAY 3 – 7 PM at the A. RIPEPI & SONS FUNERAL HOME, 18149 BAGLEY ROAD, MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS (WEST OF I-71).