Doris T. Gere, 91, of North Syracuse, passed away July 5, 2016. She was born in Brooklyn, PA, a small farming community in Susquehanna County. She graduated from Brooklyn Vocational High School and the University of Pennsylvania. Doris was born one of six children to William and Anna Tiffany.
It was in Brooklyn while in grade school that she met Homer Gere. In 1945, she married her childhood sweetheart and have been together the for last 70+ years. They moved to North Syracuse in 1951 where they raised their five children.
Doris was a vibrant, creative and intelligent woman. She was a seamstress and loved quilting. She was a member of the Plank Road Quilt Guild and especially loved making quilts for her family and friends. She was also a member of Andrews Memorial United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her beloved husband, Homer G. Gere; her children, Susan Gere (James Leone) of Belmont, MA, Richard Gere of New York City, Joanne Gere of Springville, PA, David Gere (Peter Carley) of Los Angeles, CA and Laura Gere (Oscar Lazaro) of Needham, MA; her grandchildren, Megan, Matthew, Genevieve, Caroline, Homer, Rick, Frank, Christopher, Isadora, Stefan and Isabella; 5 great-grandchildren; and her brother, Robert Tiffany of Wayne, PA.
Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Saturday, July 9, 2016 at the Thomas J. Pirro, Jr. Funeral Home, 3401 Vickery Rd., North Syracuse, NY.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Doris' name to the North Area Meals on Wheels, 413 Church St, North Syracuse, NY 13212.
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JUL 9. 11:00 AM
Thomas J. Pirro Jr. Funeral Home
3401 Vickery Rd.
North Syracuse, NY, US, 13212
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