Evelyn Arlene Van Zandt, 81, of Cambridge Springs passed away unexpectedly of natural causes, at her residence on Thursday, December 29, 2022. Evelyn was born in Cambridge Springs on May 3, 1941, the daughter of the late Clarence Charles Van Zandt and Mary Elizabeth Hale Van Zandt. She graduated from Fort LeBouef High School in 1959 and attended Edinboro University. Evelyn was a dedicated mother and devoted her life to caring for her children and family. She was a talented artist who exceled at oil painting and ceramics. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

     Evelyn was preceded in death by husband Ellis Gerow in 2008; son, Greg Gerow in 2020; infant daughter Lisa; sister, Lois Irene Van Zandt in 1990; and three infant siblings. 

     Survivors include son, Doug Gerow of Los Angeles; daughter, Michele Briggs and her husband, Leon of Centerville; daughter, Laurie Barclay and her husband, Scott of Cambridge Springs; son, Mark Gerow and his wife, Angela of Cambridge Springs; daughter, Heather Simmons and her husband Jimmy of Cambridge Springs; daughter, Danielle Bernoski and her husband, Timothy of Townville; son, Shawn Gerow of Saegertown; son, Scott Gerow and his wife, Christine of Central Point, Oregon; sister, Louella Falconer of Cambridge Springs; sister, Pauline Thomas of Wexford, PA; twenty-three grandchildren; and  five great grandchildren. 

     Friends may call at the Van Matre Funeral Home, Cambridge Springs on January 7, 2023, from 6 until time of funeral service at 8 pm