Emma Gerow

Obituary of Emma Gerow

Emma L. Gerow, age 79, of Painted Post, passed from this life on September 26, 2017 at Robert Packer Hospital of Sayre, PA surrounded by her family. Emma was born on December 7, 1937, the daughter of the late George and Bertha (Seymour) Crawford. On August 16, 1957, she married Douglas Gerow in a double wedding with her brother Carl Crawford and his wife, Bert. The four of them celebrated their 60th anniversary last month.


Emma retired from Corning Glass Works (Corning Inc.) in 1994 with 28 years active service. She recently received her 50 year recognition. She was very fortunate to enjoy 23 years in retirement. Emma enjoyed bingo, casinos, the home bureau in Campbell, her winters in Florida, but mostly spending time with her family.


She is survived by and will be greatly missed by her husband, Douglas Gerow of Painted Post; her children, Maylon "Mike" (Cynthia) Gerow of Painted Post, Scott (Melody) Gerow of Erwin, Traci (Jim) Gerow Fassett of Corning, and Kelly (Joe) English of Bradford; her brother, Carl (Bert) Crawford of Corning; her sister, Evie Bulkley of Savona; sister-in-law, Maylonda (Albert) Elliott of Painted Post; 6 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews; and her good friends, Joyce, Mary, Erwin and Joanie.


In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers, Marvin (Pat) Crawford and Leland Crawford; her sisters, Gladys Gerow, Shirley Finch and June Schoener; and brother-in-law, Clarence Bulkley.


Per Emma's wishes, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, please help a neighbor, relative, or friend in need as she did.


Kind words and fond memories may be shared at www.PhillipsFuneralHome.com