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John T. Gelke
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Obituary for John T. Gelke

John T. Gelke, 72, of Palm City, Florida, died Friday, November 3, 2017 at Martin Hospital South in Stuart.

He was born in Long Island, NewYork to Richard and Anne Gelke.
John was a resident of Martin County for 12 years coming from Westlake Village, CA .

John served honorably in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. He graduated from C.W. Post College in Brookville, NY earning a Bachelors Degree. John went on to enjoy a career in accounting working for NBC Television Network for 35 years in New York and California.

He was an avid baseball fan and card collector, and a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Palm City, FL

John was predeceased by his son, Terence Gelke and brothers: Richard and Gerry Gelke.

He is survived by his Wife of 47 years, Charlene (nee Lazard) Gelke; Daughter: Christine (Greg) Addeo of Palm City, FL; Son: Richard (Ginger) Gelke of Floral Park, NY; Son: John (Julia) Gelke Jr. of Agoura Hills, CA; Daughter In Law: Jennifer Graham of Thousand Oaks, CA; 9 Grandchildren: Max, Blake, and Tess Addeo of Palm City, FL; Ellie Gelke of Floral Park, NY; Taylor, Jack, Quinn Gelke of Agoura Hills, CA; Nathan and Gracie Gelke of Thousand Oaks, CA; Siblings: Nancy (Lawrence) McGivney of Manhasset, NY; Robert (Alice) Gelke of Whiting, New Jersey.

A Celebration of Life and Memorial Gathering will be held Sunday, November 5, 2017 from 2-4pm, service will start at 3pm, at All County Funeral Home, 1010 NW Federal Hwy Stuart, FL 34994. A Memorial Mass will be held on Monday, November 6, 2017 at 10:00am at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 1454 SW Mapp Road, Palm City, FL 34990

Memorial donations may be made in Honor of John's late son, Terence Gelke, to the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
All County Treasure Coast Chapel

1010 NW Federal Highway
Stuart, FL 34994





10:00 AM
Holy Redeemer Catholic Church

1454 SW Mapp Road


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