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Gerald S. Manarik

Published January 01,2021

Obituary's Biography:

Gerald (Gerry) Scott Manarik, was born June 23, 1957 and died in Chicago on December 21, 2020. He was an electrician by profession and a proud member of IBEW Local 150. He grew up in Grayslake and the pals he made there were special to him his entire life. He was principled, trustworthy and sincere. Gerry is survived by his cherished wife, Jane (nee Scurto) beloved sons, Gregory of Chicago and Jonathan (Melissa) of Lake Villa, 2 treasured grandsons, Camden and Dax, his mother Betty Mack, brothers James (Susan), John (Marga) and sister Joanne (Shaddrack) Manarik plus many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his stepmother Melvina Manarik. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Manarik and stepfather Michael Mack. Gerry had many interests including restoring his 1968 Triumph GT6, golf, fishing, pinochle, the Bears/Bulls/Cubs and his collies. He was a member of St. Andrew Episcopal Church in Grayslake. Interment was private and a memorial mass and celebration of his life will take place in the future when it is safe to gather again. Contributions in his memory may be made to his grandson Camden’s school for special needs children, Lakemary Center, 100 Lakemary Rd. Paola, KS 66071.  All funeral arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

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8 Comments

  1. Gerry and I were roommates on Black Cherry Lane Ingleside the year after I got out of college.
    He had that ’68 Triumph back then and started dating his life long love, Jane.
    I haven’t seen Gerry in…forever.. but I will never forget him and his huge personality!

  2. Dear Jane and family:

    It is with much sadness that I read Gerry’s beautiful obituary. It certainly describes the life of a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. I wish that I had known Gerry better, but my friendship with you was one of enjoying a girl’s night out for dinners and lunches. During our 28 years of friendship, I certainly learned a lot about Gerry and your love and devotion for each other. His life ended much too soon and you should have had many, many more years together to have fun, laugh, travel, and enjoy your family. It is hard to understand the “why did this happen and why is life so unfair?” We may never know the answers. My prayer is that you will find comfort in your treasured memories of him and feel that he is always with you. Stay strong, dear friend.

    Love,
    Kathy

  3. Jane and Family,
    We are sorry for your loss. You are all in our prayers. Please let us know if we can help in any way.
    Janet and Rich

  4. i am so sorry for your loss and just found the email.
    If I can help any help in any way let me know. Maybe some duets

  5. Jane and family, so sad to hear about my friend Gerry. One of the nicest man you could ever meet. Just truly saddened. I just can’t believe Gerry passed. God bless you and your family. I think of you both often. I will miss him . Love, Mike and Kris

  6. So sad to hear the news about Gerry. I went to grade school with him and was also in the same electrical apprenticeship class as him. He was a great guy!
    My condolences and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.

  7. Jerry it was a honor to be your friend. You were a stand up person that people could like. We spent 4 years together as apprentices, and that was a great time. I will miss you. Jane I’m so sorry for your loss. Hopefully time will heal your pain.

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