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Barbara Gerold

December 31, 1969 - September 11, 2020

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Barbara Ann "Bobbi" Gerold, age 69, of Aurora, died Friday, September 11, 2020, peacefully after a long illness.

She was born July 25, 1951, in Elizabeth, NJ, the daughter of Richard and Rose (Sullivan) Thorn. Her step-mother Irene Thorn was also an important figure in her life. She had worked as an Executive Secretary for Sealand, the international freight company in Elizabeth for 30 years prior to her retirement in 1998.

Bobbi married Gregory A Gerold May 19, 1980 and they have nurtured that union for over 40 years.
She was a member of the Church of the Annunciation in Aurora.

Bobbi enjoyed gardening, bowling, and playing Bunco.
She was preceded in death by her parents and step-mother; also her brother Michael Thorn.
Survivors include her husband; her son Sean (Rachel Bauer) Gerold of Chicago; 2 brothers Richard (Alice) Thorn of Florida, and William (Diane) Thorn of South Plainfield, NJ; 3 sisters Debbie Smith, Kathy Thorn, and Judy (Joe) Fealey all of Elizabeth, NJ; also many nieces and nephews and dear friends.

Cremation rites have been accorded, and a Celebration of her Life will be held at a later date. A memorial has been established in lieu of flowers to the Northwestern Foundation Transplant Patient and Family Assistance Fund. To donate in her name, copy and paste this link:

Cremation services by Cypress Pointe Cremation in Aurora. Condolences may be sent online at

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