Gerard "Gerry" Nobiling
Gerard "Gerry" Nobiling, 84, passed away Dec. 9, 2020, with his wife and his daughter by his side, and with the love and prayers of family and friends who could not be with him at the time of his death in his heart. Gerry's death followed a long
struggle with the many debilitating symptoms of Lewy Body Dementia.
Gentle, kind, caring, resourceful, competent, knowledgeable, dedicated and empathetic are all words that describe Gerry. For these qualities and many others, he will be remembered by those who knew him. For those that didn't know him, we're sorry you missed that opportunity because he was one of a kind!
Gerry's family will hold a private service at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, as an initial goodbye to their beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother. This service will be livestreamed for those who would like to attend. To access the livestream, please visit www.lensingfuneral.com, and go to Gerry's tribute wall, where details and a livestream link will be posted.
A Celebration of Life to honor Gerry will be held in Rochester, N.Y., later this spring or summer, with details to be announced at a later time.
Gerry resided in Rochester, N.Y., for most of his adult life, where he touched countless lives through his work as aprofessor of chemistry at Monroe Community College for 41 years. Gerry and Joan, his wife of almost 60 years, relocated to the Oaknoll Retirement Residence in Iowa City, Iowa, in 2017. Gerry and his family greatly appreciate the care and support of the Oaknoll family during this last phase of Gerry's life. Gerry's wife and children especially appreciate the excellent care provided by all of the staff in the Loft.
Gerry is survived by his wife, Joan Nobiling of Iowa City, Iowa; three children, Timothy (Bonnie) Nobiling of Oneonta, N.Y., Heidi (Brian Grassi) Nobiling of West Liberty, Iowa, and Kevin (Amy) Nobiling of Liberty Township, Ohio; his sister, Ann (Dr. James) Keeven; sisters-in-law, Nancy (James) Allen; Betty Buffan and Kathy Nobiling; five grandchildren, Tobias (Courtney) Nobiling, Anne Nobiling, Katie Nobiling, Danielle Nobiling and Kyle Nobiling; one great-granddaughter, Mariah Grassi; as well as many extended family members.
Preceding him in death are his parents; two brothers, Donald and Joseph; brother-in-law; Jay Buffan; and a grandson, James Grassi.
A full obituary may be read at www.lensingfuneral.com, where we encourage you to share a memory of Gerry or send online condolences to the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Nature Conservancy, Maryknoll Missions or the Lewy Body Dementia Association.