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Geraldine S. "Gerry" Townsend
Executive Secretary At American Crucible
Age 90
Born: August 13, 1929   Died: July 1, 2020

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Geraldine Sally “Gerry” Townsend (nee Theil), of Lorain, passed away peacefully at her residence on the morning of Wednesday July 1, 2020 at the age of 90. Gerry was born in Lorain and was a 1947 graduate of Lorain High School.

Following her marriage, she moved to Sheffield Village where she lived for a number of years; she subsequently returned to Lorain with her family.

She had been employed as an executive secretary at the former American Crucible Products Company of Lorain. She later worked for the Lorain County Board of Elections.

Gerry formerly attended the Avon Methodist Church. In her free time, she enjoyed holiday decorating, reading, little children, and all animals.

She is survived by sons Dale of Elyria and Rick of Lorain and daughters Joy Smith of Lorain and Kay Udovich (Ted) of Northfield. Gerry also leaves her granddaughter Amy McCown, great grandchildren Sarah McCown, Jaye McCown, Victoria McCown, and Clara McCown, and great great granddaughter Samiyah Nelson.

Gerry was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-one years Lee, by her parents Michael and Sarah (nee Walesch) Theil, son-in-law George Smith, and brothers Walter and Robert Theil.





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