Geraldine “Gerry” Rice
Birth Date: September 2, 1924
Death Date: September 17, 2018
Geraldine “Gerry” Rice (nee Keleher), 94, of Rocky River, peacefully passed away on September 17, 2018.
She was born in Cleveland, the daughter of the late William and Gertrude Keleher. She married Gordon Rice on January 20, 1945 and they made their family home in Rocky River. He predeceased her on October 20, 2011. She is the loving mother of Robert, James (Pam) and the late William (Nancy); cherished grandmother of Shawn, Jenny (Roy) Bielewicz, Scott, Andrea, Kevin, Jarrett and Allyson (Joshua) Hanson and great-grandmother of Dante and Tristan Bielewicz; dear sister of the late William (Claire) Keleher; adored aunt and dear friend to many. Gerry was a secretary with Glidden Paint, Downing Coal and Brown Electrical. She was an Auxiliary member of the American Legion Post 738. Gerry enjoyed her days playing Bridge with the “Glidden Girls” and going shopping at various stores for hours on end. She and Gordon spent their time researching their genealogy to share with their family. Gerry will be remembered for her kind heart and willingness to help everyone whether it be family, friend or one in need.
A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 11AM at the Rocky River United Methodist Church, 19414 Detroit Rd., Rocky River 44116. Private committal services will be held at Sunset Memorial Park in North Olmsted. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Legion Post 738, 19311 Lorain Rd., Fairview Park 44126.