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Visitation

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM CDT
Suminski Family Life Story Funeral Homes
Suminski/Weiss Location
1901 N. Farwell Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 276-5122
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Service

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM CDT
Suminski Family Life Story Funeral Homes
Suminski/Weiss Location
1901 N. Farwell Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 276-5122
Driving Directions

Service

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM CDT
Holy Cross Cemetery
7301 W. Nash Street
Milwaukee, WI 53216
(414) 438-4420

Family and friends will
MEET AT THE CEMETRY OFFICE
Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at 10:30 AM and process to the gravesite for an interment service.

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Contributions


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

The Gertrude L LaVora Family c/o Jerry LaVora
1901 N. Farwell Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 276-5122

In lieu of flowers memorials can be directed to the wishes of the Gertrude L. LaVora Family in care of Jerry LaVora.

Flowers


Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

Scarvaci Florist & Gift Shoppe
2663 North Holton Street
Milwaukee, WI 53212
(800) 993-3214
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Born in Milwaukee, WI June 7, 1931. Born to Eternal Life March 23, 2018. Greeting her there was her loving husband, Frank LaVora; her parents, John and Elsie Gruenwald; her step-son, John LaVora as well as her brothers and sisters. Gertie is survived by her children: step-son Bernard LaVora, son Jerome (Nancy) LaVora, daughter Pamela (Mario) Taormina, son Frank (Debbie) LaVora, daughters Virginia (William) Gerlach, and Lisa (Michael) Monville, and son Michael (Tammy) LaVora. "Big Nana" to a multitude of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Also her loving sister-in-law, Marie (Walter) Piel. Loved and remembered by many relatives, friends, and co-workers, especially her buddy Georgia.

Gertie, affectionately known as "Guido," worked at Solly's Coffee Shop in Glendale, WI for 42 years. She loved watching Brewer's baseball, Buck's basketball and Packer's football on TV, loved taking in a live game at least once a year with her son Frank at Miller Park. Enjoyed her game shows on TV and loved the slots and bingo at the casinos and playing card games with her kids on holidays.

The LaVora Family would like to extend its gratitude to all the wonderful doctors, nurses and aides that took care of Gertie at Froedtert Hospital, especially our "adopted" little sisters Kimberly T., Brianna and Andrea and our fun little aide Sidney, who's gift of her angel pin to our mom watched over Gertie to the end. We would also like to thank the staff at Seasons Hospice Inpatient Facility in Waukesha for their loving care to both our mom and her visitors in her last days.

Visitation at the Suminski Weiss Funeral Home 1901 N. Farwell Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202, Tuesday,, March 27, 2018 from 4:00 PM until the time of the Funeral Service at 7:00 PM. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.

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