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Geri M. (Javorsky) Crawford

July 14, 1943 ~ January 13, 2020 (age 76)

Obituary

Geri M. Crawford, 76

Struthers - Geri M. Crawford, 76, passed away Monday afternoon, January 13, 2020 at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center surrounded by her loving family.  

Geri was born July 14, 1943 in Youngstown, the daughter of  the late John and Margaret (Skavarka) Javorsky.

She graduated from Struthers High School in1961 and was a lifelong area resident.  

Geri worked for the Mahoning Valley Akron Children Hospital as a unit secretary in the emergency room for 11 years.  She was known as "Ger Bear" at Akron Children Hospital for her years of dedicated service that she gave to patients and families.

She was a member of  St. Luke Church in Boardman.  A past member of the American Business Women's  Association and was a avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys and Ohio State Buckeyes.

Geri is survived by two sons, Jon T. Crawford of Struthers, with whom she shared her home and  Scott T. (Dawn) Crawford of Salem; two granddaughters, Emily V. Crawford and  Abbey J. Crawford; two sisters, Margie (Chip ) Ferradino of McDonald and Cindy (Tim) Swartz of Boardman; and a sister-in-law, Ruth (Bill) Vespasian of Murphy, NC;  along with her lifelong friend, Leslie McCarthy of Kokomo, IN and several nieces and nephews.  

Besides her parents, Geri was preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, Tom Crawford whom she married on June 27, 1964 and died, May 5, 1996. 

There will be a Memorial Mass on Monday, January 20, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church, 935 E. State Street in Salem with Fr. Bob Edwards officiating.  Family and friends may call on Monday from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. at the church. Interment will follow in the Lake Park Cemetery in Youngstown. 

The family would like to thank the doctors and staff of the intensive care unit at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center for the love, care and support that they gave Geri and her family during this time.  

Geri was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister.  She enjoyed spending time with family and friends and was dedicated to her work at the hospital.  She will be greatly missed.   

Condolences may be sent at www.beckerobits.com.

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Services

Visitation
Monday
January 20, 2020

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
St. Paul Catholic Church
935 E. State Street
Salem, OH 44460

Funeral Mass
Monday
January 20, 2020

11:00 AM
St. Paul Catholic Church
935 E. State Street
Salem, OH 44460

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