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Daily Press
October 28, 2000

CAROLYN GERCZAK WILEY

Carolyn Gerczak Wiley, 59, passed away Friday, Oct. 27, 2000, at her home in Newport News, after a lengthy illness.

A native of Baltimore, Md., she had been a Peninsula resident for most of her life.

She was a loving and devoted wife and mother and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She was always there to help others, giving many, many, hours of her time over the past 20 years to help in the charitable works of Walter Pollard Council 5480, Knights of Columbus and Catholic Education. Carolyn was a graduate of St. Vincent De Paul High School in Newport News and attended The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her father, Melvin J. Gerczak.

She is survived by her husband, James E. Wiley; four sons, Richard W. Blaes Jr. of Newport News, Stephen E. Blaes of Greensboro, N.C., Matthew C. Blaes and his wife, Valarie, of Ashland and Jonathan L. Blaes of Raleigh, N.C. Survivors also include her mother, Lillian K. Gerczak of Hampton; her sister, Geri Hoen and her husband, Robert, of Newport News; her brother, Melvin “Sonny” Gerczak and his wife, Brenda, of Lanexa; her brother-in-law, William R. Wiley Jr. and his wife, Bunnie, of Hampton; and many nieces and nephews.

A Christian wake service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, at Peninsula Funeral Home and the family will receive friends until 8:30 p.m.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 30, at St. Jerome’s Catholic Church, 116 Denbigh Blvd., Newport News. Celebrant will be the Rev. Edward L. Richardson, Knights of Columbus State Chaplain. Immediately following the service, a luncheon will be served at the church. Interment by the family will be at a later date.

The family requests that memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 895 Middle Ground Blvd., Suite 154, Newport News, VA 23606.

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Daily Press
October 29, 2000

CAROLYN GERCZAK WILEY

Carolyn Gerczak Wiley, 59, passed away Friday, Oct. 27, 2000, at her home in Newport News, after a lengthy illness.

A native of Baltimore, Md., she had been a Peninsula resident for most of her life.

She was a loving and devoted wife and mother and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She was always there to help others, giving many, many, hours of her time over the past 20 years to help in the charitable works of Walter Pollard Council 5480, Knights of Columbus and Catholic Education. Carolyn was a graduate of St. Vincent De Paul High School in Newport News and attended The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her father, Melvin J. Gerczak.

She is survived by her husband, James E. Wiley; four sons, Richard W. Blaes Jr. of Newport News, Stephen E. Blaes of Greensboro, N.C., Matthew C. Blaes and his wife, Valarie, of Ashland and Jonathan L. Blaes of Raleigh, N.C. Survivors also include her mother, Lillian K. Gerczak of Hampton; her sister, Geri Hoen and her husband, Robert, of Newport News; her brother, Melvin “Sonny” Gerczak and his wife, Brenda, of Lanexa; her brother-in-law, William R. Wiley Jr. and his wife, Bunnie, of Hampton; and many nieces and nephews.

A Christian wake service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, at Peninsula Funeral Home and the family will receive friends until 8:30 p.m.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 30, at St. Jerome’s Catholic Church, 116 Denbigh Blvd., Newport News. Celebrant will be the Rev. Edward L. Richardson, Knights of Columbus State Chaplain. Immediately following the service, a luncheon will be served at the church. Interment by the family will be at a later date.

The family requests that memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 895 Middle Ground Blvd., Suite 154, Newport News, VA 23606.

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