Age 81, of Morris, IL and formerly Minooka and Joliet, passed unexpectedly at home, Monday evening, November 21, 2022.
He was born September 2, 1941 to the late Angela (O’Brien) and John Pubentz. He was raised and educated in Joliet and graduated from Joliet Catholic High, class of 1959. Gerry received a bachelor degree from Quincy College and was a reservist with the United States Marine Corps.
He is survived by Karen, his beloved wife of 12 years; daughter, Jennifer Buri da Cunha; son, Jeffrey (Gail) Pubentz; stepdaughters, Sara (Michael) Tams, Elizabeth (Grant) Graver and Kimberly (Johnny) Allgaeuer; grandchildren, Bailey, Chloe, Jack, Emma, Matthew, Nathan, Ashley, Johnny and Hailey. Also surviving are his sister, Carol Sterr-Lehman and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Preceded in death by his parents; sister, Mary Jane Pubentz, brother, John “Jack” Pubentz,
As it was Gerry’s wish, cremation rites have been accorded.
All friends and relatives are invited to gather on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 18 N. Woodlawn Avenue in Joliet, where visitation will begin from 9:30 a.m. until the Memorial Mass of Christian Burial is celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Inurnment will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Joliet.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name can be made to St. Paul the Apostle School.
For more information, please call (815) 741-5500 or visit his Memorial Tribute at www.fredcdames.comwhere you can share a favorite memory or leave a condolence.