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Geraldine L. (Schauder) Culichia

1932 - 2021



Geraldine “Gerry” Louise Culichia, 89, of Tiffin and formerly of Columbus, died at 7:25 PM, Sunday March 21, 2021 at St. Francis Home.

Gerry Culichia was born in Tiffin January 30, 1932 to Connie (O’Connell) and Carl Schauder.  She attended St. Mary Grade School and is a 1950 graduate of Calvert High School.  She married Pete Culichia June 27, 1953 at St. Mary Catholic Church.  They began their married life together in Tiffin before moving to Sandusky and then Columbus where they resided for over 50 years.  They moved back to Tiffin in 2014.  Pete and Gerry built a “cabin” at Lake Mohawk which they enjoyed for many years. Gerry was very artistic.  She painted, was a weaver, a knitter and was a very accomplished ceramic artist. 

Gerry is survived by her daughter, Lisa; son, Sam; granddaughter, Samantha; sister-in-law, Joanna Buckley; brother -in-law, Charles Culichia; several cousins; and many nieces and nephews.

Gerry was predeceased by her husband of 63 years in 2016.  Also preceding her are her two brothers and their wives, Tom and Ida Schauder and Dick and Coleen Schauder; brother-in-law, Joe Buckley; sister-in-law, Catherine Culichia; and sister and brother-in-law Toni and Jim Schostek.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be private for the family with burial in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery.  The Mass will be live-streamed at, Friday, March 26, 2021 at 12:00 Noon.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church, St. Francis Home, Alzheimer’s Association or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Angela Granata

March 26, 2021 1:07 PM

I remembrance of cousin Gerry. She lived her life in the light of God. She was a gentle soul who had a deep belief in the Trinity. Her love of God reminds me of the words of the Guru Padmasambhava:

“Transcendent renunciation is developed by meditating on the preciousness of human
life in terms of the ocean of evolutionary possibilities, the immediacy of death, the
inexorability of evolutionary causality, and the sufferings of the ignorance-driven,
involuntary life cycle. Renunciation automatically occurs when you come face-to-face
with your real existential situation, and so develop a genuine sympathy for yourself,
having given up pretending the prison of habitual emotions and confusions is just fine.
Meditating on the teachings given on these themes in a systematic way enables you to
generate quickly an ambition to gain full control of your body and mind in order at least
to face death confidently, knowing you can navigate safely through the dangers of further
journeys. Wasting time investing your life in purposes that “you cannot take with you”
becomes ludicrous, and, when you radically shift your priorities, you feel a profound
relief at unburdening yourself of a weight of worry over inconsequential things”
― Padmasambhava, The Tibetan Book of the Dead

May God's perpetual light shine upon her.

Mary Eichhorn

March 26, 2021 10:18 AM

Condolences to Gerry’s family and cousins especially Sally O’Connell. Gerry was a friend from high school and after. She now joins Pete and now together. May they Rest In Peace!

Gerald Bohan

March 25, 2021 4:54 PM

On behalf of the Bohan family we all want to express our deepest condolences on the passing of Gerry. Our parents and the  Culichias had a lot of good times together in the St. Andrew days. We had a number of great conversations with them. Unfortunately time moves on and stops for no one. Here is hoping that you will always have great memories of your parents. God bless.

Calvert Catholic Schools

March 24, 2021 8:58 PM

With Heartfelt Sympathy...may she rest in God's loving embrace.

Kellie Hartsel

March 24, 2021 1:43 PM

So sorry for your loss.  May God be with you all during this difficult time.  The staff & residents of Friedman Village at St. Francis

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