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Donet James Gerloff

October 24, 1951 April 10, 2018
Donet James Gerloff
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Obituary for Donet James Gerloff

Donet James Gerloff, 66, of Norfolk, VA, passed away on April 10, 2018.

A Norfolk native, he was born on October 24, 1951. He was a man of God and a lifelong member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Donet was a career welder who worked at Gerloff Welding for many years and recently retired from Tidewater Technical School.

He was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Virginia Gerloff and his sister, Anna Margolius. He is survived by: children, Rachel Phelps, Carrie Beale, Joshua Gerloff, and Courtney Scott and seven grandchildren; siblings, Chuck Gerloff, Ellie Constantineau, Therese Stansbury, Frank Gerloff, and Joe Gerloff; and many nieces and nephews.

In thanksgiving for the angels among us: Willy Phelps and Dan Hurley and all of the HTC Mens Group; coworkers at Tidewater Tech; and especially Arthur Dwyer, Jimmy Greene and Cathy Hancock who helped care for him during his illness.

A memorial mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 20, 2018, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel assisting the family. Condolences may be offered to the family at

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10:30 AM 4/20/2018 10:30:00 AM
Holy Trinity Catholic Church

154 W. Government Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23503

Holy Trinity Catholic Church
154 W. Government Avenue Norfolk 23503 VA
United States

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