Ruth J. Gerics
Ruth J. Gerics, 95, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 20, 2019, surrounded by her loving family and is reunited with her beloved husband, Joseph J. Gerics.
She was born on August 5, 1924, in Concord, Massachusetts, the daughter of Paul H. and Olive F. (Loring) Edwardsen. Ruth graduated from the Boston School of Nursing.
She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and Conneaut Troop Support Group, supporting local troops during Operation Desert Storm. Ruth was also a 60-year member of the Bonanza card club.
Her passion was counted cross stitch and enjoyed giving her projects to others. Ruth also loved to crochet many afghans for others and enjoyed many sewing projects as well. Her internationally renowned banana bread was also a much sought-after desert! Ruth was also game for a trip to the casino.
Mrs. Gerics is survived by her children, Jane Carr, Janet (Ed) Kamppi, Stephen (Georgia) Gerics and Joan (Tim) Hewlett; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joseph J. Gerics in 1996; and a brother, Paul Edwardsen, Jr.
Calling hours will be held Wednesday, October 23, 2019, from 4PM-7PM at the Thompson-Smith-Nesbitt Funeral Home, 345 Main St., Conneaut. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 24, 2019, at 10AM at the funeral home, with Rev. Carson Robson, officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.
Memorials in memory of Ruth may be given to the Hospice of the Western Reserve, 1166 Lake Rd., Ashtabula, Ohio, 44004. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the Villa at the Lake for the tremendous love, care and compassion they showed their mother for the past four years.
Online obituary and condolences available at www.thompsonsmithnesbitt.com.
Published on October 22, 2019

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Kathy Smtih
Oct 24, 2019
My deepest condolences to all. Prayers to all!
Sandy (Kohlman) Perryman
Oct 24, 2019
I remember your Mom, she was such a sweet lady.
Sandy
Ron Deemer
Oct 23, 2019
Steve and the entire Gerics family. My deepest condolences on the loss of your mom. Just keep all the wonderful memories close to your heart.
Delores Pack
Oct 23, 2019
Sweet Solace Spray was purchased for the family of Ruth J. Gerics by Delores Pack.  Send flowers
BONNIE AND BILL
Oct 23, 2019
OUR HEARTS GO OUT TO. RUTH FAMILY I WENT TO THE NURSING HOME WITH JANET AND JANE AND HAD THE PLEASURE OF MEETING HER IN PERSON SHE WAS A SWEET AND FUNNY LADY WHAT A PLEASURE IT WAS TO MET HER SHE SURLY BE MISSED BY ALL OF US THAT KNEW AND LOVED HER
Valorie Somppi
Oct 23, 2019
Ruth was a beautiful lady, inside and out! Many memories of our parents friendship and gatherings throughout the years. Prayers for all of the family. She will be missed!
Shannon Barker Anderson
Oct 22, 2019
You will be missed Ruth, I have many memories of you, Joe and Chauncey! You were always good to me, my gram will miss you dearly.
Sorry for your loss