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“To the Gerard Family,Thoughts and prayers to all and hope that the love and memories fill your hearts and guide you. Will always remember you through...Read More »
1 of 66 | Posted by: Mel, Chase, & Cheryl Johnson

“To the Gerard Family,We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Katie. I enjoyed my time walking and talking with her at all the golf tournaments. We...Read More »
2 of 66 | Posted by: Kim Nixon - Stow, OH

“Only today I heard of your passing. I was just devastated. I so enjoyed meeting you this year and looked forward to seeing you at the club. Such a...Read More »
3 of 66 | Posted by: A friend

“Katie I will miss her she was my boys sub teacher at ss cyrils and helped me when i was taking care of my father and working at the P.D. one of the...Read More »
4 of 66 | Posted by: Carl Myers - Lakewood, OH

“My very deepest sympathy. I knew katherine for many years working security at clifton beach.She was one of the nicest individuals that I encountered....Read More »
5 of 66 | Posted by: william ingham - Bay Village, OH

“My heart goes out to you, I only knew Katie a short time but she was an amazing person with so much heart and zest for life. She will be missed. So...Read More »
6 of 66 | Posted by: Michelle & Matt Pierce - Elyria, OH

“Thoughts and prayers from the Hunger family. We are all blessed to have been touched by Katie and your entire family. Fred & Marilyn. ”
7 of 66 | Posted by: Fred Hunger - Rocky River, OH

“To the Miller and Gerard Families...... We send our love and prayers during this sorrowful time.Katie with the beautiful smile and the dark, shining...Read More »
8 of 66 | Posted by: A friend

“To the Gerard and Miller Family. I wanted to thank you for Katie's influence in My daughter Rileys Life and and after her service today I know...Read More »
9 of 66 | Posted by: A friend

“Please know that the Girard and Miller families will be in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.May you find peace and comfort in the...Read More »
10 of 66 | Posted by: Mary Beth McNally Tirpak and Stephen Tirpak - OH

“My prayers go out to the entire Gerard family. Katie was the dearest person and friend. My God comfort you with this loss. Melissa Bohme ”
11 of 66 | Posted by: Melissa Bohme - Boise, ID

“Dear Joann, Beth and the rest of the Miller and Gerard Family, I am so sorry that you have to endure Katie's passing especially at this time of the...Read More »
12 of 66 | Posted by: Anna May Hunt - Rocky River, OH

“Your smile and positive attitude were infectous. Enjoyed every minute spent with you and Matt, watching ND games, eating chili and chillin. I am...Read More »
13 of 66 | Posted by: Steve Bohme - Boise, ID

“To the Miller and Gerard Family, Katie's cheerfulness and smile could always brighten up a room. May you remember her smile during this time of...Read More »
14 of 66 | Posted by: Barbara Kappus Ward - Westlake, OH

“Katie, you will be missed by all of your SMC girlfriends. We had so many wonderful times together. You united us all during your youthful life and...Read More »
15 of 66 | Posted by: Clare McEnery Napleton - LaGrange, IL

“I am deeply saddened to hear this terrible news. I remember Katie as a vivacious, outgoing child who had a smile for everyone. Meeting her again as a...Read More »
16 of 66 | Posted by: Nick Poolos - Seattle, WA

“What more can you say about the sweetest, happiest, most full of life person? Katie was a very special woman and friend to everyone she met. Our...Read More »
17 of 66 | Posted by: A friend

“Joanne and Beth -Anna and I were so sorry to hear of Katie's illness and passing. She was our "second favorite" substitute at SS. C+M Catholic...Read More »
18 of 66 | Posted by: A friend

“My prayers go out to the entire family. I am friends with Meg and love her very much. She speaks so beautifully of her family and I am so sorry for...Read More »
19 of 66 | Posted by: Cyndi Pietrantone - Highland Hts, OH

“Those who crossed Katies path for even a short time are truly blessed.Prayers to all the Millers/Gerards ”
20 of 66 | Posted by: Nancy Ross Bondy

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
21 of 66 | Posted by: Shirley

“I am deeply saddened by the loss of my sweet friend Katie! She always made me laugh! We met freshman year at St. Marys and became instant friends! ...Read More »
22 of 66 | Posted by: Meg Molinsky - ayton, OH

“You we're a great person and always had the biggest smile on your face. You helped me threw the 8th grade year and always gave good advise to me. I...Read More »
23 of 66 | Posted by: lLance Strnad - LAKEWOOD, OH

“You were a really good person and one of my favorite teacher. Rest in Paradise Ms.Gerard you will be missed and held in our memories and hearts. ”
24 of 66 | Posted by: Cassandra guy - Lakewood, OH

“Watching Matt grow up at Ignatius was evidence of his family's love. The Gerard sense of humor, love of life, and devotion to one another is an...Read More »
25 of 66 | Posted by: Daniel Hess - Rocky River, OH

“Having Katie part of my life was a true gift from God. We were friends during college and I will always remember her contagious smile and her...Read More »
26 of 66 | Posted by: Tracy Caulfield Flannery - IL

“To the Gerards, I am very sorry for your loss. ”
27 of 66 | Posted by: Michael Jaracz - Rocky River, OH

“I met Katie our freshman year living in Regina at SMC....what I remember is her huge smile, her kind heart and her enthusiasm for friendship and fun....Read More »
28 of 66 | Posted by: Barbara Baisley Murray - Wilmette, IL

“My deepest prayers and heartfelt sympathy to Katie's family. A beautiful, joyful, and most positive woman who gave so much to the Harding family. I...Read More »
29 of 66 | Posted by: Carol Kerr - Rittman, OH

“My heart is broken...Katie enter my life for a season. I know she didn't know what an impact she had on my life. Although we didn't share a life...Read More »
30 of 66 | Posted by: Danita Mills-Greif - Cleveland, OH

“To Gerards and Millers,Our hearts are heavy, from Magnificat, to Rocky Littleton Colorado. Katie, and your families have touched so many. ...Read More »
31 of 66 | Posted by: Joni (Willse) Winkler - Littleton, CO

“To the Gerald/Miller Families May knowing you're in the hearts and thoughts of others help you and your families through this time of sorrow of...Read More »
32 of 66 | Posted by: Teresa Chinnock - Fairview Park, OH

“Dear Matt, Maggie, Abby, Matthew and to Katie's entire family,We are deeply saddened for your loss. Katie was a wonderful woman, full of happiness...Read More »
33 of 66 | Posted by: Diane Kariotakis - Rocky River, OH

“Matt, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Dan and Candyce Traci ”
34 of 66 | Posted by: A friend

“I'm so sad to hear of Katie's passing. Katie was a college friend and so full of life. She obviously touched many more in the same way in her years...Read More »
35 of 66 | Posted by: Steve Nasca - Seattle, WA

“Katie was a childhood friend I have such fond memories of. I've always enjoyed our opportunities to catch up over the years. She was a beautiful...Read More »
36 of 66 | Posted by: Kim Donelon - Rocky River, OH

“I was a student at Harding Middle School & I had Mrs. Gerard last year. She was an amazing teacher and she will be missed very much! R.I.P Mrs....Read More »
37 of 66 | Posted by: A friend

“Katie had great energy and was always a positive person. May her energy live on in all the lives she touched. Will miss her dearly. ”
38 of 66 | Posted by: colleen brezine - rocky river, OH

“Matt,Kids,& Miller Family,Every memory I have of Katie includes either her beautiful smile or her infectious laugh. I am so sorry for your loss but...Read More »
39 of 66 | Posted by: Sheila Montroy - River Forest, IL

“Our sincere condolences to the Gerard and Miller families. Dave & Ellen MattyBridget, Brian, Tim, Colin ”
40 of 66 | Posted by: A friend

“We are stunned for your loss. The Miller family grew up next door to us. I used to babysit Katie and her brothers & sisters. We enjoyed watching...Read More »
41 of 66 | Posted by: Mary Carol Lucic - Lakewood, OH

“I was shocked to hear that Katie was sick, and now so sad to hear of her passing. She was beautiful, inside and out. May God bless Matt and the kids,...Read More »
42 of 66 | Posted by: Eileen McShea - Bay Village

“Katie was the sunshine of my Saturdays for many years. I am lucky to have called her my friend. She is an inspirations to teachers, mothers and...Read More »
43 of 66 | Posted by: Katie Fiorillo - North Ridgeville, OH

“Our sincere condolences to all of Katie's family and loved ones. Thoughts and prayers are with you during this very diffult time. ”
44 of 66 | Posted by: Lisa (Andy) Krause - Rocky River, OH

“We are so sorry to hear of Katie's passing. She was a wonderful lady. ”
45 of 66 | Posted by: Gary Lewis - Fairview Park, OH

“No words can express how much she will be missed or our love for her and all of you.... ”
46 of 66 | Posted by: Rob & Renee Grendow - Rocky River, OH

“our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. God Bless.-The Kleinert Family ”
47 of 66 | Posted by: Clare Brim - Avon Lake, OH

48 of 66 | Posted by: A friend

“I am sorry for your loss. Take comfort in the words Jesus said to Martha: Your brother will rise. John 11:23 sarah watson/ohio ”
49 of 66 | Posted by: A friend

“I am so sad to hear about Katie. She is such an inspiration to all of us...I know how much you will miss her. ”
50 of 66 | Posted by: Sue & Rick Pease

“Thoughts and prayers to the Miller & Gerard families as you cope with the loss of your beautiful Katie. So glad I was able to reconnect with Katie...Read More »
51 of 66 | Posted by: Chris Gordillo - Lakewood, OH

52 of 66 | Posted by: Allison Martzolf - Barberton, OH

53 of 66 | Posted by: A friend

54 of 66 | Posted by: A friend

“Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. ”
55 of 66 | Posted by: James Wilson - Rocky River, OH

56 of 66 | Posted by: A friend

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
57 of 66 | Posted by: Jen Pilgrim - Lakewood, OH

“I am crushed to learn of the passing of Katie. She was a substitute teacher at my school, and we would chat about children, vacations, and life. ...Read More »
58 of 66 | Posted by: Donna Tresko Frier - Avon, OH

“My deepest sympathy to the entire Gerard family. I absolutely loved your Katie, we shared wonderful stories as that is part of my job,I was her...Read More »
59 of 66 | Posted by: janine steffan - strongsville, OH

“Dear Gerard & Miller Families, My deepest sympathy to you all. Katie was a beautiful, fun and kind person, and that is how I will always remember...Read More »
60 of 66 | Posted by: Nancy Feighan - Lakewood, OH

“Dear Katie Gerard, I can't believe you're gone. We only knew eachother for a short amount of time but you impacted my life. You were such a positive...Read More »
61 of 66 | Posted by: Gabriella McCafferty - Cleveland, OH

“My sincere sympathy to you JoAnn and Katie's husband and family. Please be assured of my prayers for all of you. Peace be with you and God bless...Read More »
62 of 66 | Posted by: Sally A Weiland - Westlake, OH

“Thoughts and prayers to the Miller and Gerard Families at this difficult time from the Cachat's. ”
63 of 66 | Posted by: Patrick Cachat - Rocky River, OH

“Matt, Abby, Maggie,Matthew and the entire Miller/Gerard Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. Katie's...Read More »
64 of 66 | Posted by: Katie Francis Hanfland - IL

“Matt, Abbie, Maggie and Matt, Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time. Katie forever left a mark on my...Read More »
65 of 66 | Posted by: Kim Drahota Grady - Andover, MA

“Matt, Maggie, Abbie and Matt .... Katie smiled and brightened the day for everyone around her. May God bless her and your entire family. The...Read More »
66 of 66 | Posted by: Hauck Family - Rocky River, OH

KATHERINE ANN GERARD (nee Miller) age 47. Katie was the most beloved wife of Matthew A. Gerard; dearest mother of Margaret Anne, Abigail Lindley and Matthew John; beautiful daughter of Joanne and the late Philip Miller; adored sister of Scott Miller (Kristen), Beth Miller, Molly Mohamed (Mike) Martin Miller and Ann Weixel (Steve); daughter-in-law of Margaret and the late William Gerard; loving niece, cousin, sister-in-law, aunt and friend to many. Katie graduated from Magnificat High School in 1983 and St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN in 1987. Katie's family would like to thank C.J. Nock, M.D. for his compassionate care, the faculty, staff and students at Harding Middle School where Katie taught science and language arts and her many friends for their outpouring of kindness and love during her illness. Passed away December 17, 2012. Funeral Mass Friday, December 21 at St. Christopher Church, 20141 Detroit Rd. at 11:00 am (EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Interment Private Lakewood Park Cemetery. FRIENDS MAY CALL IN THE MCGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF WESTLAKE , 25620 CENTER RIDGE RD. (WEST OF COLUMBIA) THURSDAY 2-8 P.M. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Gerard Children's Education Fund at any Fifth Third Bank.