Geraldine J. “Gerri” Oleksick

Geraldine J. "Gerri" OleksickGeraldine J. “Gerri” Oleksick, 82, of Frackville, and a former Shenandoah businesswoman, passed away suddenly Friday morning at Schuylkill Medical Center-South Jackson Street.

Born in Numidia, Dec. 26, 1931, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Agnes Filanowski Malkoskie.

She was a graduate of the former Locust Township High School.

On April 12, 1959, at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Frackville, she married John “Jack” Oleksick, who survives her.

Gerri was the former proprietor of Gerri’s Flower Shop, Shenandoah.

She was a member of St. Joseph Church and Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court St. James 1029, both of Frackville. She greatly enjoyed traveling with her family, cooking and gardening.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, was a brother, Norman Malkoskie.

Pink RoseSurviving, in addition to her husband of 55 years, are a son, Dr. Joseph J. Oleksick Lexon and his wife, Meta, Bellefonte; a daughter, Elaine M. Oleksick, Nashville, Tenn.; two granddaughters, Sarah and Rachel Lexon; two brothers, Richard Malkoskie, Alberta, Ala., and Harry Markel, Mount Carmel; two sisters, Romaine Bognar, Nescopeck, and Doris Mensch, Kodiak, Alaska; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday from Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Frackville. The Rev. Robert T. Finlan, pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Frackville. Relatives and friends may call from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, Shenandoah, is in charge of the arrangements.

Geraldine J. “Gerri” Oleksick Has 3 Condolences Posted:

  1. Christine Nena Horan Merlo says:

    Dear Richie& family,
    I wish to express my sincere sympathy to all of you. I am unable to attend the service but
    want all of you to know Gerri & you all are in my thoughts & prayers.
    Rich, I hope you remember me, my brother was Paul Horan & in the 40′s &50′s we spent a lot of time together. If at all possible for you to contact me by e- mail I would love to talk with you. I can’t find a current phone #
    May God be with you & give you strength during this sad time.
    Nena Horan Merlo

  2. Kathleen Cathcart says:

    Joe, Meta, Sarah and Rachel,

    So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. You took very good care of your elders in your home. I know they appreciated all you did for them.

    I will be thinking of you all and my prayers are with you.


    Kathy Cathcart

  3. Cheri and Ken Woll says:

    Dear Joe, Meta, Sarah, Rachel, and family –

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Please take care of yourselves!

    We’ve always admired the way you cared for your parents/grandparents. You are all awesome!

    Sorry we cannot attend the service but we will be with you in spirit!

    Love, Ken and Cheri Woll