In his younger, healthier years, Gerald enjoyed membership in various social clubs throughout the valley and Grove City, and recently received a certificate for 50 years of service in the fraternity, Free and Accepted Masons Lodge 517, Sharpsville.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, with whom he was very close, Randall E. Surrena and Roger Surrena.
Gerald is survived by his wife, Carol; five daughters, Gail Surrena, Wasilla, Alaska; Pam Garmon, Dixon, Ill.; Teresa and her husband Mathew Stees, Godfrey, Ill..; Denise and her husband Mark Steffens, Quincy, Fla.; and Jennifer Surrena-MacDonald and her husband Michael, Columbia Station, Ohio; and two sons, Harvey Surrena and his wife Miros, Bonners Ferry, Idaho; and Jeff Surrena, Scotland, Ariz.
He is also survived by the following grandchildren: Sgt. Michael Moody Jr., Fort Hood, Texas; Jeremy Moody, Big Lake, Alaska; Leonard and Jeffrey Surrena; and Chad Steffens and Josh Garmon, all Dixon; Nicole Surrena, Boston; Ben Garmon, Sheboygan, Wis.; Morgan Surrena, California; Sara Surrena, Aurora, Colo.; Lance Cpl. Matthew Surrena, serving in Afghanistan; Gerri Stees, Godfrey; Danielle and her husband Brandon Kamp, Alton, Ill.; Jessica and her husband Tyler Gibler, Rock Falls, Ill.; and Logan MacDonald, Columbia Station.
He is also survived by 15 great-grandchildren and was looking forward to the one on the way and also leaves several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or the Lymphoma Research Foundation for research in Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia, 115 Broadway, Suite 1301, New York, NY 10006.
Gerald ‘Gerry’ L., 83, Hermitage.
Calling hours: 10 a.m. to time of service Saturday (10-19-13) in JOHN FLYNN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY Inc., 2630 E. State St., Hermitage. Friends may sign a guestbook at www.flynnfuneralhome.com
Service: Memorial service for family and friends at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. C. Charles Eckles officiating.