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Marjorie M. Gerometta passes away in Texas

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Marjorie M. Gerometta, born on October 21, 1922 in Houston, Texas passed away on June 22, 2016 in Lubbock, Texas, after a lengthy illness.

Marjorie was born to parents Bessie (Maas) Rowe and Emmett C. Rowe.

On August 9, 1944, she married Army 2nd Lt. Robert K. Gerometta, who fought in Europe through the end of WWII. Robert preceded her in death in 2006.

Marjorie earned a Bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois in 1944, graduating Summa Cum Laude. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority at the University of Illinois, and later a member of Tri Kappa, PEO and a member of the Methodist Hospital of Gary guild. Marjorie was a homemaker and later a bookkeeper/office manager for the firm of Gerometta and Kinel Architects, Chesterton, IN, for over 20 years. Marjorie enjoyed playing golf and bridge, gardening and volunteering for numerous activities at St. Barnabas Church in Gary (Miller), IN. She was a kind, gentle, soft-spoken, loving Christian.

Marjorie was preceded in death by both parents; brothers, Emmett and David Rowe; and sister, Bessie Jean Garnant.

She is survived by her daughter, Kathryn Bloom, of Lubbock, Texas; sons, Robert (Marta) Gerometta, of LaPorte, IN., and Dr. John Gerometta of Salisbury, of North Carolina; grandchildren, Marna (Darren) Demaree, Melissa (Justin) Holmes, both of Valparaiso, IN, Marjorie (Chris) Cazzonelli, of Australia, Robert (Debra) Bloom, of Houston, Texas, John (Suleika) Bloom, of Dallas, Texas, Michael (Tona) Bloom, of Lubbock, Texas, Elizabeth Gerometta, of Salisbury, NC, Rebecca Gerometta, of West Lafayette, IN; great-grandchildren, Amelia, Carmen, Luke, Christopher, Landon, Robert, Torin, Carys, Katie, Cayden, Ana, John Michael, and Luke.

Celebrations of Life services will be held in Texas (TBD), and in mid-August 2016 in Valparaiso, IN (TBD).

In lieu of customary remembrances, donations may be made in her name to St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Gary (Miller), IN, or, St. Andrew Episcopal Church in Valparaiso, IN, or, The Alzheimer Association of America (

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Posted 7/1/2016





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