Charlotte M "Tiny" (Roy) Gerow

Born: Wed., Jan. 17, 1940
Died: Sun., Aug. 1, 2021

Family Prayer Service

10:15 AM Fri., Aug. 06, 2021
Location: Scanlon Funeral Home, Croghan

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Fri., Aug. 06, 2021
Location: St. Stephen's Catholic Church


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Fri., Aug. 06, 2021
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Aug. 06, 2021
Location: Croghan

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CROGHAN, NY ~ Charlotte M. “Tiny” Gerow, 81, of 6857 Convent St., Croghan, formerly of Number Four Rd., Lowville, died unexpectedly at her home on Sunday, August 1, 2021.

Born January 17, 1940 in Lowville, NY, a daughter of Antonio and Mildred Johnson Roy, she was a graduate of Lowville Academy.

She married Milton J. Gerow on August 2, 1958 in St. Peter’s Church, Lowville with the Rev. Monsignor John A. Cotter, officiating.  Mr. Gerow died unexpectedly on May 6, 2000 after being stricken at his son’s wedding.

Prior to her marriage, she worked at AMF Bowling Products in Lowville.  After her marriage, she became a full time mother and housewife taking care of all her boys.  From the early 1970’s until 1987, she worked for Kraft Foods in Lowville, after which, she became self-employed hanging wallpaper and creating, sewing and altering wedding dresses. Until the time of her death, she remained active knitting, crocheting and making wash clothes that she often times gave away at Christmas. She enjoyed traveling to almost anywhere and especially liked going on cruises, especially one she had taken to Alaska. Above all, she loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren and any time spent with them.

Tiny, a name she was given in childhood, was a regular communicant of St. Stephen’s Church, Croghan, and was a member of the local Red Hat Society. 

She is survived by her four boys, Kevin J. (Roxanne) Gerow, of Lowville, Keith F. (Juanita) Gerow, of Glenfield, Kurt J. (Nancy) Gerow and Kenneth A. (Kay) Gerow, both of Croghan; ten grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren, and a brother, Richard Roy, of San Diego, CA.

In addition to her loving husband, Milton, of 42 years, she was predeceased by two brothers, Dennis and Raymond Roy, and three sisters, Audrey Fenton, Margie Barker and Bobbie Simmons.

Tiny’s funeral service will be held Friday, August 6, 2021 beginning with a family prayer service at 10:15 a.m. at Scanlon Funeral Home, Croghan, followed by an 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial from St. Stephen’s Church, Croghan, with the Rev. Donald J. Manfred, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be in St. Stephen’s Cemetery, Croghan.

Calling hours will be on Thursday, August 5th  from 2–4 and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Stephen’s Church, Croghan.

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Penny Peacheykountz
   Posted Wed August 04, 2021
Tamarra and I are so saddened by this unexpected passing of Your Mom.
We always had such great time with her. I loved her cruise stories. Our prayers are with you all.

Frankie and Rhunette Burns
   Posted Wed August 04, 2021
Our deepest sympathies To the family on the passing of Tiny.

Scott Virkler
   Posted Wed August 04, 2021
Tiny became a very important person our my families life the last 15+ years. As she and Nancy palled around, Tiny became another Aunt in our family. In particular, my kids benefited from knowing her over the years. She really was family to us. While we miss her, she has not left us. She made a forever impression on us. - The Virklers

Donna & Joe
   Posted Wed August 04, 2021
Kevin, Keith, Kenny, and Kurt and families, sending our condolences for the sudden loss of your Mom. She has many in heaven who will be greeting her there! Love to you all.

Sharon Kelly
   Posted Wed August 04, 2021
I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was a lot of fun. I was on that trip to Alaska with Tammy and Sue. We had a great time. She will be missed.

   Posted Wed August 04, 2021
I'm still in shock she is gone. So blessed to have met her and have her in our life. She always could make me smile.
So sorry to all her family and friends sending love

Cindi Kennell
   Posted Thu August 05, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you. May she rest in peace.........

Rick and Terri Hoch
   Posted Thu August 05, 2021
Thinking of your entire family during this time. Prayers go out to you.

Fred and Elaine Bush
   Posted Thu September 16, 2021
Our Deepest Sympathy and Caring Thoughts.

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