Published On: Fri, May 4th, 2012

Therese “Terry” Gergora passes away at age 53

Therese “Terry” Schwender Gergora, 53, of Boynton Beach and formerly of Orange Park, died April 20, 2012.

Born in Dayton, Ohio, she taught CCD religious education for many years to Catholic children attending St Thomas More (Boynton Beach) and St Matthew Catholic Church (Lake Worth). She served as a Eucharistic Minister as well.

Terry recently joined the workforce at Costco in Boca Raton. She donated to many charitable organizations throughout her life and led the family to sponsoring two under privileged children.

She is survived by her husband, Michael and sons, Michael and Stephen; her mother, Adrienne Schwender; sisters, Adrienne Sache, Marian Teel, and Diana Miller; brothers, George and Joe Schwender and many nephews and nieces.

A funeral Mass was celebrated on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at St. Mark Catholic Church, Boynton Beach.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Mayo Clinic Cancer Research Gifts and mailed to Mayo Clinic, Department of Development (Davis 160), 4500 San Pablo Road, Jacksonville, FL 32224. On the memo line and/or include a note stating that the gift is to be designated to: Cancer Research at MCF in memory of Therese A. Gergora.