Elizabeth Gierlowski Kordesch
1956 - 2016
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THE PLAINS- Elizabeth Gierlowski Kordesch, age 59, of The Plains died unexpectedly Tuesday evening, May 17, 2016, at Ohio Health O'Bleness Hospital, Athens. Born Oct. 4, 1956 in Chicago, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Roman & Julia (Chorzempa) Gierlowski.
A graduate of Lourdes High School and the University of Chicago, she received her Ph.D. from Case-Western Reserve University. She completed post doctorate work at the Freie Universitaet in Berlin, Germany. She was a Professor of Geological Science at Ohio University since 1989. She was a member of several professional societies, including the Geological Society of America, and a founding member of the Limnogeology Division. She was President and Bradley Fellow of the International Association of Limnogeology. She was active in organizing Science Fairs for middle schools and high schools in Athens County.
Elizabeth is survived by her husband of 37 years, Martin E. Kordesch; her daughter, Alina Kordesch, currently teaching and studying in Toyko, Japan; two sisters and brothers in law, Regina (Gierlowski) & Richard Lukes of Berwyn, Ill. and Theresa Gierlowski & Chris Cummins of Lemont, Ill.
A memorial service will be conducted Thursday, May 26th at 6:00 p.m. at Jagers and Sons Funeral Home, Athens. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Please share a memory, a note of condolence or sign the online register book at www.jagersfuneralhome.com. Instead of flowers, contributions can be made to the Kelts Award. The Kelts Award fund provides support for undergraduate or graduate student research in limnogeology. The URL for donating to the Kelts Fund: https://www.gsafweb.org/donate/#fund=kerry-kelts-award

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Published in The Athens NEWS from May 24 to Jun. 23, 2016.
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May 25, 2019
So sorry for your loss. May you receive strength and comfort from God. "He will make you firm, He will make you strong, He will firmly ground you". 1Peter 5:10
December 16, 2016
SOVery sorry for your loss.PSALM 9:9&10.
August 23, 2016
To the family of Elizabeth Gierlowski Kordesch, I am so sorry for your loss. I'm sure you will miss her dearly. Please find comfort in knowing one day we will see our loved ones again. John 6:40. Matthew 5:5.
June 23, 2016
Please accept our sincere condolences at this sad time. (Psalm 18:2) ~ Nicky
June 23, 2016
May the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time
May 27, 2016
I am sorry for your loss. May prayer comfort you.

1 Thessalonians 5:17 "Pray constantly."
May 25, 2016
My heartfelt symphathy goes out to your family at this difficult time. Please find peace in knowing that God undestands your grief and that he cares. (1 Peter 5:6, 7)
veronica ontiveros
May 24, 2016
May the God of all comfort be with the entire family. He can give us comfort regardless ofhow distressing our situation may be. His Word assures us: "He is near toallthose calling upon him, ... and their cry for help he will hear." (Ps. 145:18,19)
May 23, 2016
Elizabeth and I laughed a lot, usually in the midst of a serious conversation. We celebrated many birthdays at Salaam.You could count on her in an emergency or when you needed to talk with about stuff. I am sad that I will not hear her laughter again.
Frances Gander
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