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Gerald E. "Gerry" Rotko

December 14, 1935 December 17, 2019
Gerald  E. "Gerry" Rotko
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Obituary for Gerald E. "Gerry" Rotko

Gerald E. "Gerry" Rotko, age 84, a 36 year resident of Naperville, IL, formerly of Bedford, OH, passed away on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at Alden Estates of Naperville. He was born December 14, 1935 in California, PA.

Beloved husband of Patricia Ann "Pat Ann" Rotko (nee Pokropinski), loving father to Debra (Chet) Ballachino, Karen Rotko and Catherine Rotko, grandfather and great- grandfather to many, devoted son of the late Sander Rotko and Elizabeth (nee Andrews) Rotko Swartz, dear brother of Mary Ann (the late Don) Stefan, Dolores (Greg) Corradino, the late Arlene (the late Ron) Krivicke and the late Helen Swartz, adored uncle of Christopher Corradino, Marc Corradino, Brian (Karin) Krivicke, Timothy Krivicke, Michael (Jenny) Krivicke and Matthew (Bronwin) Krivicke, fond brother-in-law, cousin, great-uncle and friend of many.

Gerry grew up in California, PA, was a graduate of Centerville High School and worked as a self-employed carpenter for many years. Gerry was a proud member of the United States Army Security Agency (ASA), the Army's signals intelligence branch, from 1954 to 1957.

Gerry was a member of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Naperville where he was a Eucharistic Minister and member of the Men's Club.

Visitation Sunday, December 22, 2019, 3:00-6:00 PM at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill Street, Naperville.

Additional visitation Monday, December 23, 9:15-9:45 AM in the narthex at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 1450 Green Trails Dr., Naperville.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, 10:00 AM at the church.

Interment with follow at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL with Catholic committal rites and military honors.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Gerry's memory can be made to:

DuPage P.A.D.S., 601 West Liberty, Wheaton, IL 60187, (630) 682-3846, https://dupagepads.org/donate/

or

Seasons Hospice Foundation, Solutions Center, Chicago 60677, (847)
692-1000 ext 4, www.seasonsfoundation.org

For additional information, please call (630) 355-0213 or visit www.friedrich-jones.com


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Previous Events

Visitation

Sunday

22

Dec

3:00 PM 12/22/2019 3:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 12/22/2019 6:00:00 PM
Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home

44 S. Mill St.
Naperville, IL 60540

Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home
44 S. Mill St. Naperville 60540 IL
United States

Visitation

Monday

23

Dec

9:15 AM 12/23/2019 9:15:00 AM - 9:45 AM 12/23/2019 9:45:00 AM
St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church

1450 Green Trails Drive
Naperville, IL 60540

St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church
1450 Green Trails Drive Naperville 60540 IL
United States

Mass of Christian Burial

Monday

23

Dec

10:00 AM 12/23/2019 10:00:00 AM
St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church

1450 Green Trails Drive
Naperville, IL 60540

St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church
1450 Green Trails Drive Naperville 60540 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery Final Resting Place

20953 W Hoff Rd
Elwood, IL 60421

20953 W Hoff Rd Elwood 60421 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

DuPage P.A.D.S.

601 West Liberty Drive
Wheaton, IL 60187

Seasons Hospice Foundation

Solutions Center
Chicago , IL 60677
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