Gerald “Cratz” Lovell, 78, of Yorkville, OH, died, Thursday, February 18, 2021, at Park Health Center, in St. Clairsville, OH.

He was born on March 8, 1942, in Martins Ferry, OH, to the late Francis (Pebbles) Lovell and Dorothy (Beck).

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Lovell and two sisters, Thresa Lovell and Mary Thomas.

Gerry was retired from Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel, Mingo Junction. He was Catholic by faith. Gerry loved traveling and spending time with his family. Gerry was a devoted husband, father, and friend. He will be greatly missed!

Gerry is survived by his wife of 55 years, Janet (Jackson) Lovell; a son, Patrick (Alane) Lovell, of Nashville, IN; two daughters, Barbie (Andy) McKeegan, of Colerain, OH and Lainee (Chris) Siegler, of Cody, Wyoming; five grandchildren; two step grandsons; one step great-grandson; a great- grandson and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received to pay tribute to Gerry and celebrate his life on Sunday, February 21 st, from 2-6 pm, at the Borkoski Funeral Home, Tiltonsville, OH.

Private services will be conducted at the convenience of the family, with Reverend Tom Thomas officiating. A celebration of his life will be held this spring at an outdoor facility, which will be announced at a later date.

Masks and social distancing will be required at the funeral home during calling hours.

Online condolences may be offered at www. borkoskifuneralhomes. com