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Geraldine A. (Martinko) Roward

March 1, 1936 ~ February 2, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Geraldine A. Roward, age 86 of Wake Forest, passed away on Thursday, February 2, 2023. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio on March 1, 1936 to Edward and Mary (Dzik) Martinko.

Geraldine was a registered nurse for many years in Ohio at St. John Hospital, caring for her patients as if they were family. Gerry was a member of the Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral in Raleigh. She was an excellent homemaker, wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed reading, sewing, baking, shopping and spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years Thomas Roward of Wake Forest; sister Janice Medina;  five children, daughter Mary Jefferson, son David Roward and wife Lisa Roward, son Timothy Roward and wife Gretchen Roward, daughter Julie Bayard, son James Roward and wife Patricia Roward;  twelve grandchildren, Noah, Nicole, Julian, Tracy, Lauren, Emily, Zachary, Jill, Charlie, Camille, Hannah, Jack.

The family will be receiving friends from 12 noon till 1pm. A Liturgy of the Word will be held on Wednesday, February 8th at 1 P.M. In the Chapel of Bright Funeral Home.

 Memorial contributions may be made to the Catholic Parish Outreach Food Pantry, 2013 Raleigh Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27604, in her memory.

Bright Funeral Home is caring for the Roward family.



The Memorial Service for Geraldine A. Roward will be live streamed click here to view the service.



February 8, 2023

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center
405 S. Main St.
Wake Forest, NC 27587

Funeral Liturgy
February 8, 2023

1:00 PM
Bright Funeral Home Chapel
405 South Main Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587


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