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Geraldine "Ginger" Sherry

December 11, 1936 — March 28, 2021

Geraldine Ruth “Ginger” Sherry, 84, of Kersey, died March 28, 2021, in Harrisburg after a lengthy illness.

She was born on December 11, 1936, in Brooklyn, New York, a daughter of the late Matthew and Ruth Crane Snapp.

On January 28, 1965, she married Paul J. Sherry, who preceded her in death March 21, 2005.

Ginger was a resident of the area for many years and a graduate of Fort Hamilton High School in Brooklyn, New York. She belonged to the Eastern Star Club and St. Mary’s Senior Center Bridge Club. She enjoyed playing cards, bowling, and volunteering her time at the hospital. She loved spending time with her grandkids and great grandchildren.

She is survived by 4 daughters; Karen Dowd and her husband Frank of Ridgway, Andrea Schroder of Brooklyn NY, Pam Auer of Harrisburg, and Stacey Krise and her husband Ron of Kersey, one son, John Sherry and longtime girlfriend Cyndi Smith of St. Marys , 14 grandchildren; Frank, Billy, Colin, Karen, Tamara, Vincent, James, Anthony, Alicia, Brooke, Kristin, Cody, Damon, Derek, 12 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. She is also survived by 3 siblings: Barbara Warnock and her husband Roy of California, Dr. Matthew Snapp and his wife Cindy of Texas, and Susie Phillips and her husband Michael of Florida.

She is preceded in death by her husband and parents.

A Memorial Service for Geraldine R. Sherry will be held on Saturday. April 3, 2021, at 1:00 PM at Krise Funeral Home, 130 Center Street, Ridgway, Pa 15853 with Rev. Karen Trask, officiating.

A gathering will be held at Krise Funeral Home from 12:00 PM until time of service.

Interment will be at St. Boniface Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the donor’s choice.

Krise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 130 Center St, Ridgway, Pa is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be made to the family at

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