Dansville — Geraldine “Gerrie” M. King, age 82, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at Noyes Memorial Hospital.
Gerrie was born in Dansville, NY on May 1, 1934; a daughter of the late Arthur and Ruth (Mattle) Jacobs. She married Frederick King on July 6, 1965; who predeceased her on November 24, 2009. She is also predeceased by two children, Theodore and Pandora, two grandchildren, Jeffrey and Derrick Boor, and two siblings, Thomas and Roger Jacobs.
Gerrie is survived by her sons, Jeffrey Boor and John King; grandchildren, Jonathan (Cassandra) Boor, William Holbrook, Patrick Boor, Crystal Mancilla, Candi (Gary) Valentine and Cary Sherman; twelve great grandchildren, including her closest great grandchildren, Kailey, Connor and Madison Boor. Gerrie is also survived by her brothers and sisters, Sharon (Jerry) Bricks, Loraine Conrad, Raynard (Tina) Jacobs, Michael Jacobs; sister-in-law, Elaine Jacobs; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Gerrie worked for the New York State Psychiatric Hospital for many years. She also cared for many children, including her grandchildren, friends and neighbors. Gerrie also began taking care of elderly patients and was extremely happy doing that. She was the kindest, most caring lady, with a heart of pure gold. She loved her family and friends beyond words. She also loved horses; riding and caring for them, going to yard sales, and collecting clocks . . . . many, many clocks.
Per Gerrie’s request, there will be no calling hours or services. Her final wishes were to have her and Fred’s ashes brought to her grandson’s house by way of horse drawn carriage.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hornell Area Humane Society, 7649 Industrial Park Rd, Hornell, NY 14843. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Chamberlin – Baird Funeral Home, Dansville. Condolences to the family may be sent towww.bairdfuneralhomes.com