Polly E. (Aker) Gerrick

January 5, 1925 ~ October 12, 2020 (age 95)


Polly E. Gerrick, 95, of Wakeman, OH passed away October 12, 2020. She was born January 5, 1925 in Medina, OH and graduated from Birmingham High School in 1942. She went on to work as a teller for Elyria Savings and Loan before her marriage to William Gerrick in 1947. Polly was a member of Florence Congregational Church, where she taught Sunday School and was later a Sunday School Superintendent and member of the Council. She also was President of the Evening Circle and a past President of the Firelands Garden Club. Additionally, Polly helped her husband in a picture-framing business, and they enjoyed traveling the world, and she even visited the Holy Land. In her free time, Polly loved to grow and arrange flowers and paint China.

Polly was soft-spoken, religious, and loved to read her Guide Post. Polly was benevolent; she donated to everything and everyone. She was kind and generous. She and her husband loved the American Indians and they supported an American Indian school for years. She was most at-home in her garden. Polly loved getting the Sunday Plain Dealer, and loved to read the blueprints and redesign them, moving walls and closets. She even designed the house she lived in!

She is survived by a son, William Martin (Deborah) Gerrick, III, of Upper Arlington, a daughter, Janet (Charles) Alferio, of Wakeman, four grandchildren, Blake (Jennifer) Alferio, and Tyler Alferio, of Wakeman, Aaron (Kristin) Gerrick, of South Lake, TX, Rachel (Shane Escaro) Gerrick, of Westerville, OH, four great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Polly was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Rilla (Bair) Aker, her husband, William Gerrick, and a brother, William Aker, of Warwick, RI.

Friends may call from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, October 16, 2020 at the Morman Funeral Home, 16 Cooper Street, Wakeman. Services will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 10:00 AM at the Morman Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Florence Cemetery.

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