HIGHGATE CENTER – Elmer A. Gerrow, age 88, passed away and went to be with his beloved Christean early Tuesday morning, January 22, 2013 at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington.
He was born December 28, 1924 in Franklin, VT the son of the late Eugene & Betsy (Corey) Gerrow.
Elmer was 1 of 5 children, he grew up with 2 brothers and 2 sisters. He married Christean Tanner on February 1, 1947 in Enosburg; he became a father shortly after, they had 3 daughters and a son. His working career started out on a farm in Bakersfield. After farming Elmer relocated to Highgate Center and worked for contractors in highway construction; mainly Munson Construction. Elmer retired in the fall of 1992 and enjoyed his golden years with his wife and family.
He had a great love for nature and all of God’s creations. Elmer enjoyed spending time in the woods and traveling the country roads of Vermont with Christean. He was an avid hunter, but mainly to enjoy the outdoors, he would never take the life of the animals he enjoyed watching.
Elmer was always willing to lend a hand to someone in need and never expected something in return. He would take the good with the bad and always find pleasure within each day. Elmers passing will be a great loss to all his family and all that knew him.
He leaves behind a son, Kenneth Gerrow and his wife Ellen of Clarksville, TN; his daughters, Janette Drowin of Wyoming, MI, Janice Gerrow of East Hartford, CT, and Sandra Garrow of Highgate Center; several grandchildren; many great grandchildren; his sister, Shirely Ofsuryk and her husband Alex of Windsor Locks, CT and many nieces & nephews. Besides his parents, Elmer was predeceased by his wife Christean (Tanner) Gerrow on December 15, 2004; his granddaughter, Venessa Garrow; 2 brothers, Olin & Morris Gerrow; and a sister, Priscilla Fullbright.
Funeral services will be held Friday, January 25, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls. Interment will follow in the Missisquoi Cemetery in Enosburg Falls.
Visiting hours will be held Thursday evening from 4-7 PM at the Spears Funeral Home in Enosburg Falls.
For those who wish, contributions in Elmer’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association, VT Affiliate, 434 Hurricane Ln., Williston, VT 05495 or to the Vermont Cancer Center, Given E213, 89 Beaumont Ave., Burlington, VT 05405.