Irene M. Gerzoff, of Medina, passed away on March 4, 2021 at the age of 99.
Irene was born on May 10, 1921 to Iona and Merton McFadden. Originally from the Watertown, NY area, she spent nearly 65 years living in and around Medina. She is preceded in death by her husband Robert Gerzoff of 45 years. Irene leaves behind a legacy of family love that includes her son, Allen Gerzoff and wife Cheryl of Phoenix, AZ; two daughters, Jackelyn Gerzoff of Medina and Sharon Bush of Atlanta, GA; plus six grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Irene had a lifelong passion for the art of crochet, her numerous African violets, and the pleasure of reading a good book or solving a challenging cross word puzzle. For many years Irene served as foster parent to more than 30 children in Orleans County and was employed by Medina Memorial Hospital and Fisher Price.
Irene lived independently at Maple Ridge Estates until the age of 93, when she took residence at The Willows where she filled the window sills of the dining room with her much pampered African violets and her crocheted doilies. She happily crocheted for anyone who expressed an interest, friends and strangers alike. Her candy dish was never empty, in case a resident or staff member should stop by for a visit. Most recently Irene moved to Atlanta, GA to be with her daughter, Sharon and granddaughter, Stacy Smith.
Visitation will be held on Friday, April 23rd from 2:00-3:00 p.m. at Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina, where her memorial service will immediately follow at 3:00 p.m. Masks and social distancing will be mandatory. Private interment in Millville Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to your local hospice.