STEPHEN J. GERICH, age 66; companion of Paulette Muttillo; father of Jessica Gerich and Samantha Swan (husband Nicholas); grandfather of Margot Swan; son of the late Joseph and Veronica (nee Kolaric) Gerich; brother of Stanley, Mathew (wife ElpieRose), and the late Joseph Jr. (wife Andrea); and uncle of many.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Stephen attended St. Joseph High School and was a member of the class of 1975. He served in the United States Navy following graduation. Stephen worked with the Iron Workers Local 17, and in his free time, enjoyed riding his Harley motorcycle and listening to rock and roll music. He is remembered for his charisma, generosity, and humor.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet for Mass of Christian Burial on SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2023 at 10:00 AM at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, 15519 Holmes Avenue, Cleveland. Burial following with Military Honors at All Souls Cemetery. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Steve at THE CHURCH on SATURDAY at 9:30 AM.
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My sincere condolences to Steve’s family and friends. So many great memories growing up. He will be missed
Steve ride fast and free my friend
61 years we’ve been like brothers through good times and bad times you will be truly missed. Until we meet againRIP
Julie (Gerich) Musarra
My Uncle Stevie was a real character, definitely one of a kind!!! He was wild, crazy, passionate, unique, entertaining and generous. I’m certain he will be missed. Jessica, Paula, Uncle Matt, Aunt Rose, Uncle Stan and Meagan I am so sorry for your/our loss. He is now with Grandma, Grandpa and our dad.
Paulette words cannot describe the sadness in our hearts!!! All our sympathy to you!!!!!!!!
Steve has been part of our family for almost 24 years when you first started dating.. many Christmases, yours and Steve’s Christmas Eve’s parties .. Thanksgiving, Easter and the feast Also the great 4th of July parties that that you guys had it at Bonneville Towers.. He’s been a part of the kids weddings, baptisms, confirmations first communions and many many birthday parties.. to say he will be missed is an understatement. I’m sure he is watching over you and Rocky , Paulette.. I know all the kids CeCe, Nina, Tommy, and Mia will miss Uncle Steve ….all of our love! Rest in peace Steve!! you will be missed.. love and blessings..Family
My Uncle Stevie was a gem. I was able to count on him time and time again. I’ll miss him immensely. My love to all he held dear and those that call him family and friend.
Paully, there are no words for the pain that you are feeling .
God , truly knew what he was doing, when he put you two together.
When I spent the day with you , and Steve last summer,
the first thing
I said ,to you…
” that man truly loves you..”
I was so happy to see that for you .We had more laughs that day ..
Steve, truly was a trip.
He, was a good man.
There is no doubt in my mind , he will mess with you, on a daily basis, from the spirit world , just to make you smile..
My heart goes out to you.
Also , to the family.
I love you,
Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers
Paulette, we are so sorry honey! We are in Florida and can’t make the services!! Sending our love and hugs!! God bless!! Xoxo
Stevie was a great friend and like a Big Brother to me he will be missed terribly by Rudi and I,
We enjoyed him staying every year from Arizona God speed Big Brother. Love Joycee
Paulette I’m so sorry. My heart hurts for you. I am still so happy you both came to Anthony’s wedding. We loved having you both there. We got to know Steve a little more that weekend and it was great. Keep all your memories close to your heart. Love you.
Pauli I’m so sorry for your loss and am always here for you. I’m sorry I never had the pleasure of meeting Steve I know he was loved by so many.