YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Funeral services will be held Sunday, June 11 at 4:00 p.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel, for Gerda Thomas, 94, who died Wednesday afternoon, June 7 at Vista Care Nursing Home.
Gerda was born February 20, 1923, in Youngstown, the daughter of Herman and Helen (Seremack) Baker.
She was a devoted homemaker, who dedicated her life caring for her husband and children. In her spare time, Gerda enjoyed playing Bingo, making ceramics and baking.
Gerda is survived by her daughter, Patricia Waselich of Youngstown; daughter-in-law, Naida Thomas of Boardman; brother, Jack Baker of Ashtabula; three grandchildren, Sherri Bares, Christopher Thomas and Nicole Ott; two great-grandchildren, McKenzie and Nicolas Ott and her cat, Toby.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joseph Thomas, who died in 1987; son, Joseph Thomas, Jr. and sister, Dora Antoniccio.
Family and friends may call Sunday, June 11 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that material tributes take the form of donations to Angels for Animals, 4750 W. South Range Road, Canfield, OH 44406.
Visit www.higgins-reardon.com to send condolences to the family.
A television tribute will air Monday, June 12 at the following approximate times:
6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.