Geraldine M. Palecko

April 24, 1952 - January 5, 2022 West Chester, PA | Age 69 "Geri"

For all those who plan on attending services for Geri, please use the following address to be directed to St. Agnes’ parking lot:
298 W Prescott Alley #200, West Chester, PA 19380

It is with extreme sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Geraldine M. Palecko, 69, of West Chester, PA. She gained her angel wings on January 5, 2022 after a sudden and massive stroke. Geri was a cancer survivor and was dedicated to improving her quality of life. Those of us who were blessed to be touched by her understand that her existence left an unforgettable imprint on our hearts.

Geri was born on April 24, 1952 to John and Eugenia Logan in Springfield, PA. In 1969, Geri married her high school sweetheart, Jonathan Palecko, of Media, PA. Geri and Jon went on to live a rich, full life and had four children: Lisa, wife of Eric Skelton, Jenna Palecko Schuck, Gwenn, wife of Chad Tellman and Jonathan Palecko Jr., married to Maria (Arango).

After retiring, Geri devoted her time to various crafts and hobbies but her world truly revolved around spending quality time with her friends and family, especially her ten grandchildren: Todd, Tyler, Jakob, Adam, Sierra, Eddie, Beckett, Gracie, Patrick and Joey.

Geri was predeceased by her sister Patricia Kaeser. She is survived by her husband Jon, her children and grandchildren, and her siblings Jacquie Bergels, Maureen Sabatino and Jay Logan.

Services will be held at Saint Agnes Parish in West Chester, PA on Friday, January 14, 2022 at 11:00 am with visitation from 10:00 to 10:45.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, an organization her surviving family feels strongly about.

Arrangements by Kuzo Funeral Home of Kennett Square, PA.

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January 14, 2022 10:00AM to 10:45AM St. Agnes Parish
233 W Gay Street
West Chester, PA 19380

Funeral Mass

January 14, 2022 11:00AM St. Agnes Parish
233 W Gay Street
West Chester, PA 19380




  1. We are so sorry to hear of her passing. Thank you to a wonderful mother who helped guide so many of us growing up together in brandywine hills. Your love, patience, and friendship will live on in all of us.

    Tracy Greeley and family | January 13, 2022 at 8:52 PM
  2. Jon,

    Very sorry to hear the news. I hope you and your big family can lean on each other through this. Rest In Peace Geri.

    Mike Vail

    Mike Vail | January 13, 2022 at 4:00 PM
  3. Condolences Jon and family on the loss of your wife and their mother and grandmother.
    It has been quite a while since the Palecko family lived on Providence Rd. and we were classmates at St. Eugene School. And yet you have always been in our thoughts.

    Bill Condon | January 13, 2022 at 1:26 PM
  4. I am both shocked and saddened to hear of Geri’s passing. I was their babysitter back in the day, and obviously their neighbor. When I moved back to the neighborhood a few years back I was happy to hear that the Paleckos were still there.
    “Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let Perpetual Light shine upon her. May she rest in Peace. Amen”
    Miserere mei Deus, secundum magnum miserecordia tuam. (Have Mercy on me, O God, according to Thy great Mercy.)

    Mary Campbell | January 12, 2022 at 9:12 PM
  5. We are thinking of you and your family, Jonathan. Thank you for the years of friendship, guidance, and support. It’s an honor to know you. So sorry to hear about your loss. May Geri rest in peace.

    David M | January 12, 2022 at 6:54 PM
  6. I’m so very sorry to hear of the loss of Geri. She was one of my favorites. I knew Geri and family from the Wellness Center. The smile you see in the photo is exactly what you got when you saw her. I’m so very sorry to Jon and the family.

    Sallie | January 12, 2022 at 1:30 PM
  7. Rest in peace, old friend. Thanks to you and Jon for your warmth and friendship for over 50 years. Mike

    Mike Toland | January 11, 2022 at 2:02 PM

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