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Gerald "Jerry" Cordes

May 8, 1936 ~ November 22, 2022 (age 86) 86 Years Old


     Gerald “Jerry” Cordes, 86, of Koppel passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 surrounded by his children.

     Jerry was born on May 8, 1936 in Rochester, PA to the late Paul and Mary (McCusker) Cordes. He was a member of Holy Redeemer – Divine Grace Parish in Ellwood City. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. He worked as an assembler for the former Westinghouse in Beaver and retired at the age of 80 as a crane operator from Ipsco in Ambridge.

     He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth “Edna” (Brooks) Cordes in 2021, whom he dearly loved and missed.

     Surviving are their six children, Robin (John) Crespo, Beaver, Jody (David) Kulinski, Ellwood City, Robert (Kathy) Hamilton, Koppel, Lorri Tolliver, Ocala, FL, Jamie Brightwell and Carmen Cordes, both of Koppel; 17 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

     He was a wonderful and loving Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather and a friend to many.  He enjoyed spending endless hours with all of his Grandchildren.  He was a very special man to all who knew and loved him.

     Friends will be received Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the HILL AND KUNSELMAN FUNERAL HOME, , 3801 Fourth Avenue, Beaver Falls.

     There will be a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Redeemer-Divine Grace Parish in Ellwood City with Father Mark Thomas as celebrant.

     Entombment will follow in Holy Redeemer Mausoleum.


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