Elizabeth "Erzika" Gerdelan

Elizabeth Gerdelan, of Ocean View, Del., passed away Friday, Nov. 13, 2009, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford. As a spunky 19-year-old just out of teacher's college, she taught high school in a small village on a hill overlooking her beloved hometown. In 1952, she immigrated to America. She provided for her family by cleaning the parochial school. Throughout the years she also served in a restaurant, and sold tickets at the Plaza Theatre to help support her family.

Gerdelan was preceeded in death by her husband, Michal. She is survived by three daughters, Svetla, Cyrila and Michaela; three son-in-laws, Bob, Bart & John; six grandchildren, Brian, Andre, Elisa, Kristin, Adam and Janine; six great-grandchildren, Michaela, Olivia, Madison, Jack, Briella and Katherine; as well as her extended family.

Services will be private.