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INA PETRONELLA THEODORA COPPOOLSE GERZON

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INA PETRONELLA THEODORA COPPOOLSE GERZON Obituary
GERZON, Ina Petronella Theodora Coppoolse Passed away peacefully in Wellesley, MA, October 15, 2013 at ninety-six years of age. She was formerly of Lincoln, MA and Concord, MA. Ina Gerzon was born in the Netherlands in 1917. She was one of ten children and spent most of her early years in Jakarta, Indonesia where her father was the headmaster of a Dutch school. In her teens, Ina returned to Holland to attend boarding school and then Teacher¹s College. During World War II, she taught school on the island of Curacao where she met and married Koert Gerzon, then an officer in the Dutch Army. Together they travelled to the United States where Koert completed his Ph.D. in Chemistry. They moved to Indianapolis, Indiana, where Ina raised her family and taught elementary school. Ina taught second grade as well as French for many years. She greatly enjoyed her students and her teaching. She was active in her church and the League of Women Voters. She also loved the outdoors, gardens, flowers, tall trees, walking, swimming, and many other activities. She will be dearly missed and will always be remembered for her beautiful smile, for diving into ponds at nearly 90 years of age, and for her love of her children and extended family. Ina is survived by her son Robert Gerzon and his wife Christine Gerzon, her son Mark Gerzon and his wife Melissa Michaels, her daughter Jeannette Gerzon, and her son Paul Gerzon. She leaves 16 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. Donations are welcome and may be sent to the Playscape at Ripley,1300 Main St, Concord, MA, 01742, (ripleyplayscape.org), a nature park and playground in Concord, MA, or to a that supports the well-being of children or the environment. For tributes and guest book, please visit www.duckett-waterman.com. Duckett-J. S. Waterman & Sons Sudbury, MA 978/443-5777
Published in The Boston Globe on Nov. 10, 2013
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