On Thursday, December 9, 2021, Gerri peacefully passed at Kensington Park Senior Living Community, her home since 2014. She was surrounded by her children, grandchildren, and compassionate extended family at Kensington Park. Gerri loved life to the fullest and continued with her passion for music right through her final days.
Gerri was predeceased by her husband, Buddy, of 64 years. She is survived by 5 children and 5 grandchildren; Kevin Mell (Kathy); Patricia Savage (Joe); Karen Pecoraro (Michael) Mary Mell (Dee Hansson); Theresa Ballenger (Keith). Grandchildren: Andrew Klansek; Kevin Klansek (Kyla); Lauren Jones (Andy); Brooke Ballenger; Nicole Ballenger.
The family will hold viewing on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 9705 Summit Avenue, Kensington, MD 20895. A Funeral Mass will also be held at Holy Redeemer on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Foundation in Gerri’s name supporting the Groves at Kensington Park.
Groves at Kensington Park