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.
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.
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 (