Condolence & Memory Journal

To the Gerard Family,
Thoughts and prayers to all and hope that the love and memories fill your hearts and guide you. Will always remember you through golf and our boys and how kind and positive you were. God Bless.

Posted by Mel, Chase, & Cheryl Johnson    January 24, 2013

To the Gerard Family,
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Katie. I enjoyed my time walking and talking with her at all the golf tournaments. We loved talking about our boys and teaching. I will forever be thankful for having met her. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. The Nixon Family

Posted by Kim Nixon - Stow, OH   January 16, 2013

Only today I heard of your passing. I was just devastated.

I so enjoyed meeting you this year and looked forward to seeing you at the club. Such a sweet, kind and compassionate person. You always made me laugh!
One in a million, you lit up a room.

You used to call me your "angel". I think it was the other way around. I will miss you.

Cindi Coleman

Posted by A friend   December 31, 2012

Katie I will miss her she was my boys sub teacher at ss cyrils and helped me when i was taking care of my father and working at the P.D. one of the most down to earth women I have ever met god bless Katie and her family she will be truly missed

Posted by Carl Myers - Lakewood, OH - Friend   December 28, 2012

My very deepest sympathy. I knew katherine for many years working security at clifton beach.She was one of the nicest individuals that I encountered. Always so nice and friendly. She was an angel sent from heaven and I am very sorry for her loss but she is at peace now. God bless her and her familys

Posted by william ingham - Bay Village, OH - security guard at clifton beach   December 27, 2012

My heart goes out to you, I only knew Katie a short time but she was an amazing person with so much heart and zest for life. She will be missed. So very sorry for your loss, yet so glad I had the opportunity to know her.

Posted by Michelle & Matt Pierce - Elyria, OH   December 25, 2012

Thoughts and prayers from the Hunger family. We are all blessed to have been touched by Katie and your entire family. Fred & Marilyn.

Posted by Fred Hunger - Rocky River, OH   December 22, 2012

To the Miller and Gerard Families......

We send our love and prayers during this sorrowful time.
Katie with the beautiful smile and the dark, shining hair will always be in our memories of her growing up in Clifton Park
with our daughters.

Connie and Jack Kappus

Posted by A friend   December 21, 2012

To the Gerard and Miller Family. I wanted to thank you for Katie's influence in My daughter Rileys Life and and after her service today I know understanding why teaching is so important for Riley.. I am blessed beyond words to know that Katie touched Riley's life... Will hold her close to our hearts...and continue to Pray for your family Tamra Faulhammer

Posted by A friend   December 21, 2012

Please know that the Girard and Miller families will be in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.May you find peace and comfort in the many happy memories you have shared as a family. God bless.

Posted by Mary Beth McNally Tirpak and Stephen Tirpak - Rocky River, OH   December 21, 2012

My prayers go out to the entire Gerard family. Katie was the dearest person and friend. My God comfort you with this loss. Melissa Bohme

Posted by Melissa Bohme - Boise, ID   December 21, 2012

Dear Joann, Beth and the rest of the Miller and Gerard Family, I am so sorry that you have to endure Katie's passing especially at this time of the year. May Baby Jesus comfort you all. Anna May Hunt

Posted by Anna May Hunt - Rocky River, OH   December 21, 2012

Your smile and positive attitude were infectous. Enjoyed every minute spent with you and Matt, watching ND games, eating chili and chillin. I am shocked and saddened and will always enjoy the memory of you and know all the good you represent and your wonderful family. I don't think I ever heard you complain about anything. See you later.

Posted by Steve Bohme - Boise, ID   December 21, 2012

To the Miller and Gerard Family, Katie's cheerfulness and smile could always brighten up a room. May you remember her smile during this time of sadness. May she finally be at peace and may you find your own peace knowing that she was loved by so many. Growing up with the Miller Family will always remain a happy memory. You all are in my intention. Katie may you continue shine your smile down upon us.

Posted by Barbara Kappus Ward - Westlake, OH   December 20, 2012

Katie, you will be missed by all of your SMC girlfriends. We had so many wonderful times together. You united us all during your youthful life and once again, you united us in your passing. My God keep you under His wings as you travel home.

Posted by Clare McEnery Napleton - LaGrange, IL   December 20, 2012

I am deeply saddened to hear this terrible news. I remember Katie as a vivacious, outgoing child who had a smile for everyone. Meeting her again as a adult several years ago, she was no different. My thoughts go out to Joanne, Scott, Beth, Martin & Annie.

Posted by Nick Poolos - Seattle, WA   December 20, 2012

What more can you say about the sweetest, happiest, most full of life person? Katie was a very special woman and friend to everyone she met. Our prayers are with the Gerard and Miller Families. xo! Mary Frances Weir

Posted by A friend   December 20, 2012

Joanne and Beth -

Anna and I were so sorry to hear of Katie's illness and passing. She was our "second favorite" substitute at SS. C+M Catholic School (Joanne was out first:) Katie had a wonderful spirit of joy that just seemed to follow her - like someone with nice cologne. We should all thank God for our faith, because in that we know that she is now enjoying the face of God.

Carol and Anna Shakarian

Posted by A friend   December 20, 2012

My prayers go out to the entire family. I am friends with Meg and love her very much. She speaks so beautifully of her family and I am so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Cyndi Pietrantone - Highland Hts, OH   December 20, 2012

Those who crossed Katies path for even a short time are truly blessed.
Prayers to all the Millers/Gerards

Posted by Nancy Ross Bondy - Kensington School   December 20, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Shirley    December 20, 2012

I am deeply saddened by the loss of my sweet friend Katie! She always made me laugh! We met freshman year at St. Marys and became instant friends! Over the years we have shared many laughs and tears, and every time we talked it was as if we talked everyday! Katie worked so hard to help support her family. She always did what she had to do with a positive attitude! She was so very proud of you Maggie, Abby and Matthew! I know you will miss your mom terribly, but know you are not alone! Katie will be forever missed by many people whose lives she touched! Until we meet again Katie, may you rest in peace!! I love you!

Posted by Meg Molinsky - ayton, OH   December 20, 2012

You we're a great person and always had the biggest smile on your face. You helped me threw the 8th grade year and always gave good advise to me. I think people are going to remember you most by your smile and for you always being a positive person. In my year book 8th grade year you wrote in it, "Lance-a-lot-Best of luck on highschool-be smart don't do anything that may hurt you or others:) enjoy every moment-you are the best". My prayers go out to you and your whole family.

Posted by lLance Strnad - LAKEWOOD, OH   December 20, 2012

You were a really good person and one of my favorite teacher. Rest in Paradise Ms.Gerard you will be missed and held in our memories and hearts.

Posted by Cassandra guy - Lakewood, OH - Student   December 20, 2012

Watching Matt grow up at Ignatius was evidence of his family's love. The Gerard sense of humor, love of life, and devotion to one another is an inspiration. God Bless and keep you in your loss. It has effected many people most deeply.

Posted by Daniel Hess - Rocky River, OH - Friend   December 20, 2012

Having Katie part of my life was a true gift from God. We were friends during college and I will always remember her contagious smile and her enthusiasm for life. She was truly a special person. Her family will be in my prayers. It is comforting to know that there is a new angel in heaven looking down on us.

Posted by Tracy Caulfield Flannery - LaGrange, IL   December 20, 2012

To the Gerards, I am very sorry for your loss.

Posted by Michael Jaracz - Rocky River, OH   December 20, 2012

I met Katie our freshman year living in Regina at SMC....what I remember is her huge smile, her kind heart and her enthusiasm for friendship and fun...Katie was remarkable and her enormous spirit will be sorely missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to Matt, the kids and their families during this difficult time. Kindly, Barbara Baisley Murray

Posted by Barbara Baisley Murray - Wilmette, IL   December 19, 2012


My deepest prayers and heartfelt sympathy to Katie's family.
A beautiful, joyful, and most positive woman who gave so much to the Harding family. I am blessed for having known her.
I hope she finds my son in heaven. Thank you, Katie.

Posted by Carol Kerr - Rittman, OH   December 19, 2012

My heart is broken...Katie enter my life for a season. I know she didn't know what an impact she had on my life. Although we didn't share a life together what we did share will take me through my lifetime. Wonderful memories of a wonderful woman.

Posted by Danita Mills-Greif - Cleveland, OH   December 19, 2012

To Gerards and Millers,
Our hearts are heavy, from Magnificat, to Rocky Littleton Colorado. Katie, and your families have touched so many. You are in our thoughts and prayers this blessed time of year.

Posted by Joni (Willse) Winkler - Littleton, CO   December 19, 2012

To the Gerald/Miller Families May knowing you're in the hearts and thoughts of others help you and your families through this time of sorrow of this young wife, mother and child. Teresa Chinnock

Posted by Teresa Chinnock - Fairview Park, OH   December 19, 2012

Dear Matt, Maggie, Abby, Matthew and to Katie's entire family,
We are deeply saddened for your loss. Katie was a wonderful woman, full of happiness and joy who loved her family so very much. We will keep her and all of you in our thoughts and in our prayers.
May her memory be eternal.
The Kariotakis Family
Nick, Diane, Gabrielle and Michael

Posted by Diane Kariotakis - Rocky River, OH   December 19, 2012

Matt, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Dan and Candyce Traci

Posted by A friend   December 19, 2012

I'm so sad to hear of Katie's passing. Katie was a college friend and so full of life. She obviously touched many more in the same way in her years after SMC/ND. My thoughts and prayers to your family for your loss.

Posted by Steve Nasca - Seattle, WA   December 19, 2012

Katie was a childhood friend I have such fond memories of. I've always enjoyed our opportunities to catch up over the years. She was a beautiful person who will be sincerely missed. My prayers are with her family this holiday season.

Posted by Kim Donelon - Rocky River, OH   December 19, 2012

I was a student at Harding Middle School & I had Mrs. Gerard last year. She was an amazing teacher and she will be missed very much! R.I.P Mrs. Gerard. <3>

Posted by A friend   December 19, 2012

Katie had great energy and was always a positive person. May her energy live on in all the lives she touched. Will miss her dearly.

Posted by colleen brezine - rocky river, OH   December 19, 2012

Matt,Kids,& Miller Family,
Every memory I have of Katie includes either her beautiful smile or her infectious laugh. I am so sorry for your loss but is great to know there is another angel to watch over all of us! I will keep Katie and all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Sheila Montroy - River Forest, IL   December 19, 2012

Our sincere condolences to the Gerard and Miller families.
Dave & Ellen Matty
Bridget, Brian, Tim, Colin

Posted by A friend   December 19, 2012

We are stunned for your loss. The Miller family grew up next door to us. I used to babysit Katie and her brothers & sisters. We enjoyed watching all of you grow up. I so admired the lovely woman that Katie became. She always had a breathtaking smile, kind stories & hugs to share. Our hearts break for all of you now. We hold you in our thoughts and prayers. Carol Warren, along with mom: Mary Warren & brothers: Joe, Tom & Greg

Posted by Mary Carol Lucic - Lakewood, OH   December 19, 2012

I was shocked to hear that Katie was sick, and now so sad to hear of her passing. She was beautiful, inside and out. May God bless Matt and the kids, the Millers and everyone who loved Katie. She is missed.

Posted by Eileen McShea - Bay Village   December 19, 2012

Katie was the sunshine of my Saturdays for many years. I am lucky to have called her my friend. She is an inspirations to teachers, mothers and wives; as she loved each thing in her life equally and whole heartedly. Katie is truly a blessing and her words will stay with me forever. "Go home and love your family." Thank you, Katie, for the wonderful memories. You are loved more than you will ever know.

Posted by Katie Fiorillo - North Ridgeville, OH   December 19, 2012

Our sincere condolences to all of Katie's family and loved ones. Thoughts and prayers are with you during this very diffult time.

Posted by Lisa (Andy) Krause - Rocky River, OH   December 19, 2012

We are so sorry to hear of Katie's passing. She was a wonderful lady.

Posted by Gary Lewis - Fairview Park, OH   December 19, 2012

No words can express how much she will be missed or our love for her and all of you....

Posted by Rob & Renee Grendow - Rocky River, OH   December 19, 2012

our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. God Bless.
-The Kleinert Family

Posted by Clare Brim - Avon Lake, OH   December 19, 2012

Posted by A friend   December 19, 2012

I am sorry for your loss. Take comfort in the words Jesus said to Martha: Your brother will rise. John 11:23 sarah watson/ohio

Posted by A friend   December 19, 2012

I am so sad to hear about Katie. She is such an inspiration to all of us...I know how much you will miss her.

Posted by Sue & Rick Pease    December 19, 2012

Thoughts and prayers to the Miller & Gerard families as you cope with the loss of your beautiful Katie. So glad I was able to reconnect with Katie through my work at LCS these past few years. She will be dearly missed.

Posted by Chris Gordillo - Lakewood, OH   December 19, 2012


Posted by Allison Martzolf - Barberton, OH   December 19, 2012

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Posted by A friend   December 19, 2012

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by James Wilson - Rocky River, OH   December 19, 2012

Posted by A friend   December 19, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Jen Pilgrim - Lakewood, OH   December 19, 2012

I am crushed to learn of the passing of Katie. She was a substitute teacher at my school, and we would chat about children, vacations, and life. She had such a zest for life and was continually smiling and upbeat. What a loss to all whose life she touched. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Donna Tresko Frier

Posted by Donna Tresko Frier - Avon, OH   December 19, 2012

My deepest sympathy to the entire Gerard family. I absolutely loved your Katie, we shared wonderful stories as that is part of my job,I was her hairstylist. My thoughts and prayers are with you all in this difficult time. I will miss her greatly, I am glad she was part of my life. Sincerely, janine

Posted by janine steffan - strongsville, OH   December 19, 2012

Dear Gerard & Miller Families, My deepest sympathy to you all. Katie was a beautiful, fun and kind person, and that is how I will always remember her. You are in my loving thoughts and prayers. Nancy Feighan

Posted by Nancy Feighan - Lakewood, OH   December 19, 2012

Dear Katie Gerard, I can't believe you're gone. We only knew eachother for a short amount of time but you impacted my life. You were such a positive spirit and you always said that's why we got along because we were both positive and fun to be around. You always told me I'm just like my Dad and that's why I'm so silly and you always shared funny memories you had of you and my dad growing up . You were beautiful and sweet and I enjoyed working with you. God bless you and may your beautiful soul rest in peace xoxo love , Gabby McCafferty

Posted by Gabriella McCafferty - Cleveland, OH   December 19, 2012

My sincere sympathy to you JoAnn and Katie's husband and family. Please be assured of my prayers for all of you. Peace be with you and God bless you. Sally Weiland St. James

Posted by Sally A Weiland - Westlake, OH   December 19, 2012

Thoughts and prayers to the Miller and Gerard Families at this difficult time from the Cachat's.

Posted by Patrick Cachat - Rocky River, OH   December 18, 2012

Matt, Abby, Maggie,Matthew and the entire Miller/Gerard Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. Katie's presence brought a smile to everyone around her. She was a special woman and will be missed by many many people. With much love, Katie Francis Hanfland

Posted by Katie Francis Hanfland - La Grangel, IL   December 18, 2012

Matt, Abbie, Maggie and Matt, Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time. Katie forever left a mark on my heart and all those she met on her short life here on earth.

Posted by Kim Drahota Grady - Andover, MA   December 18, 2012

Matt, Maggie, Abbie and Matt .... Katie smiled and brightened the day for everyone around her. May God bless her and your entire family. The Hauck Family

Posted by Hauck Family - Rocky River, OH   December 18, 2012