The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

June 16, 2013

Geraldine L. Pekarski

Star Beacon

HARPERSFIELD TOWNSHIP — Geraldine L. Pekarski, age 87, of Harpersfield Township, passed away Monday, June 10, 2013.

She was born July 4, 1925, in Harpersfield Township, to Nellie (Carney) and Gerald L. Bishop. She married Edward F. Pekarski in Geneva on Sept. 20, 1958.

She and her husband owned and operated a grape farm. She was a 1943 graduate of Geneva High School. Geraldine had been Regent of the Elizabeth Harper Chapter of the DAR, County President of Ashtaubla County Little League, Secretary of Cork PTA, Harpersfield Township Citizen of the Year in 2000, charter life member of Friends of the Library and charter life member of Harpersfield Heritage Society. She also maintained veterans’ flags in Harpersfield cemeteries.

She is survived by her sons, Vance (Stella) Grabelsek and Wayne (Debbie) Grabelsek, both of Harpersfield Township; daughters, Valerie (Robert) Virant of Austinburg, Ohio and Denise (Richard) Curtis of Rome, Ohio; grandchildren, Cody Grabelsek and Vicki (Tim) Caruthers; and sister, Geralda Murphy of Willoughby Hills, Ohio.

Geraldine was preceded in death by her first husband, Victor Grabelsek; second husband, Edward Pekarski; and her parents.

A Memorial Service will be held 7 p.m., Thursday, June 20th, at Harpersfield Community Center, 5604 Cork Cold Springs Road, Geneva, Ohio.

Contributions may be made to Harpersfield United Methodist Church, 224 Garford Road, Geneva, Ohio 44041, Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44110, or Harpersfield Volunteer Fire Department, 5604 Cork Cold Springs Road, Geneva, Ohio 44041.

The family would like to give a special thank you to the Hospice of the Western Reserve for their kind compassionate care of our mother.

Arrangements are being handled by THE BEHM FAMILY FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATORY, 175 S. Broadway, Geneva, Ohio 44041. Obituary and condolences at and