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Geraldine Wadler

October 15, 1938 - July 7, 2017

Burial Date: July 9, 2017

A gathering will be held from 6:00-8:00pm, Saturday, July 8,2017 at Wharton Funeral Home, 515 E. Boling Hwy, Wharton, Texas 77488.  Graveside service to be held at 10:00am, Sunday, July 9, 2017 at Shaerith Israel (Beth Yeshurun) Cemetery, 1000 Barfield Road, Wharton, Texas  77488.

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Rozelle Geraldine Pekovar Wadler, 78, of Wharton died on July 7, 2017 at Houston Hospice following a long illness. She was predeceased by her father Abe Pekovar and her mother Mollie Watsky Pekovar.  She leaves behind her husband of almost 59 years Larry E. Wadler, her children Paul David Wadler of Chicago, son Michael Wadler and wife Freda of Houston, and daughter Donna Silverman and husband Paul of Bellaire as well as granddaughters Ariel and Maya Wadler and Meira Silverman and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family and friends.

Known as Gerry or Gigi to loved ones, she was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on October 15, 1938. She graduated Isadore Newman High School and attended Sophie Newcomb College in New Orleans. She was an active member of Shearith Israel Synagogue in Wharton which she served as President of both its Hadassah Chapter and its Sisterhood. She spearheaded Wharton Hadassah’s Annual Valentine’s Coffee fundraiser for decades. She also served as a consultant with Doncaster Clothing for over a quarter century

She was an avid traveler and shopper and she loved attending operas and movies. She especially enjoyed attending the New York Metropolitan Opera both in New York and at local movie theaters which simulcast performances . She was never happier than when spending time with her three granddaughters.

She and Larry had a wide circle of friends which she considered family, especially her bridge club, her Mah Jong group, and a monthly dinner club.

The family requests that instead of flowers, donations may be made in Gerry’s name to charities that were important to her: Haddassah, Wharton County SPOT, the Houston Hospice, or the charity of your choice.