Geraldine Rosemary Whitman, age 91, passed away on Monday, March 6, 2023. Formerly of Erie, Gerry was currently a resident of Fairview Manor. She was born September 13, 1931, in Franklin Center, the daughter of the late James and Hazel Horn.

Gerry “Ma” was an extraodinarily special woman. A 1951 graduate of Erie Business College, she made others a priority, serving as an assistant Girl Scout leader and a volunteer at Asbury Woods. Her home was always open to others, a place where everyone was warmly welcomed with good food and a place to sleep. She was passionate about and deeply cared for animals.

Geraldine was preceded in death by siblings Royce, Dorian, and Finley Horn.

She is survived by three children – two sons, Paul Whitman and James Whitman, and one daughter Anne Regenor; 6 grandchildren – Amie Caron and Katy Whitman, Joseph Whitman, Michael Regenor, Nathan Regenor, and Emma Whitman; and 4 great-grandchildren – William O’Sullivan, Dustin McCorrison, Haley Lovin, and Arya Fets.

Friends may call at Van Matre Funeral Home in Waterford on Thursday evening from 4 – 6 pm and may attend the funeral service there Friday morning at 10:00 am. Burial will follow at Erie County Memorial Gardens.