Geraldine (Gerry) Katz Tanack
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Geraldine (Gerry) Katz Tanack

TANACK: Geraldine (Gerry) Katz Tanack. Born Nov. 25, 1927 in Pittsburgh, peacefully passed away on Oct. 26, 2020 with her family by her side. Most beloved wife of the late Paul Katz and most recently Elliott Tanack. Devoted mother of Rochelle Katz (Steve Rudkin), the late Jeanne Katz and the late Stuart Katz (Donna). Adored grandmother of Jeremy Rudkin (Mallory Gold), Scott Rudkin (Ally Vogl), Jason Katz, Josh, Talia and Alana Rudkin, Sean Flynn, Lauren Weirauch (Dan) and Geoff Jones (Jamie). Special great-grandmother of Levi Jacob Rudkin. She was the daughter of Gussie and Nathan Roth. Loving sister of Beatrice Port (Louis) and Rosella Camill (Max). Dear aunt to many nieces and nephews. Gerry worked for 30 years at the University of Pittsburgh as secretary for graduate students in the department of history. We all loved her more than she could ever know, and she will be forever in our hearts. We want to thank her seven angels Karmen, Shauna, Shauneea, Lorrie, Marissa, Ke’auna and Beverly who took care of Gerry with love and kindness. Professional services by D’Alessandro Funeral Home and Crematory, Ltd. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society to honor her lost children Jeanne and Stu. Graveside service was held at Pliskover Cemetery on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020.

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