• Born: August 20, 1919
  • Died: November 14, 2017
  • Location: Parma, Ohio

A. Ripepi & Sons Funeral Homes

18149 Bagley Road
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130

Tel. (440) 260-8800

Tribute & Message From The Family

JOHN J. GELMAS, age 98. Beloved husband of 73 years to Lillian (nee Klag). Loving father of Kenneth (Karen) and Christine Wotowiec (Pete). Cherished grandfather of Todd Cotsman (Melisa), Shelly Baltic (Tommy), Melissa Zak (Bob), Matthew: great grandfather of 6. Dear brother of¬ the late Ann Pohorenec, Mary Martel, Rose Horton and Catherine Majka. Also survived by nieces, nephews and many dear friends. U.S. Army World War II Veteran. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday November 21, 2017 Holy Family Church (York Rd.) at 11:00AM. Interment Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. The family will receive friends MONDAY 3 – 7 PM at the A. RIPEPI & SONS FUNERAL HOME, 18149 BAGLEY ROAD, MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS (WEST OF I-71).