Geraldine A. Testa 1939-2021

BOARDMAN — Geraldine Ann Oshelski Testa, 81, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family Saturday, June 12, 2021.

Geraldine was born Sept. 30, 1939, the daughter of Michael and Mary Oshelski of Campbell. She married the love of her life, her high school sweetheart, James A. Testa Sr., on Nov. 8, 1958. James and Gerry shared almost 63 years of love and wonderful memories together.

Gerry was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She had fond memories of working at W.T. Grant Co. in downtown Youngstown from age 16 until the birth of her first child. She then became a devoted homemaker, raising her five children, and relished the years spent watching and caring for her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, James; children, Carla (Nick) Maker of Lowellville, Karen (Mark) Vitus of Campbell, Julie (Ronald) Tabus of Boardman, Paula (Steve) Voytko of Pickerington and James (Rebecca) Testa Jr. of Maineville; grandchildren, Johnna Tabus, Ronald (Athena) Tabus Jr., Alex Vitus, Nick (Candice) Maker, Jocelyn Tabus, Tyler Vitus, Abby (fiance Dylan) Vitus, Nora Testa and Dominic Testa; great-grandchildren, Caleb Oman, Ronald Tabus III and Keira Tabus. She also leaves her sisters-in-law, Virginia Iudiciani, Delores Jewhurst, Marlene (George) Hahn and Nancy (James) Zarlenga; and many nieces and nephews.

Gerry was preceded in death by her parents; great-grandson, Constantine Tabus; sister, Rita (Peter) Sertich; brother, Edward (Matilda) Oshelski; and brothers-in-law, Felix Iudiciani and James Jewhurst.

Gerry was a lifelong member of St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church in Campbell, as well as a member and treasurer of St. Michael’s Infant Guild. She and her dear high school friends founded the Sisters Nine Card Club in 1956 and continued meeting over the years as members changed. Gerry also enjoyed her time planning the Campbell Memorial Class of 1957 reunions.

The Testa family would like to thank the Mercy Health St. Elizabeth and Mercy Health Hospice House staff for the wonderful care they provided.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Wasko Funeral Home in Campbell. Family and friends may call 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, 2021, where a Parastas service will be held at 3:30 p.m., and again from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian burial, officiated by the Rev. Kevin Marks, will be celebrated 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church in Campbell.

Visit www.waskofamily.com to view this obituary and send Gerry’s family condolences.

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