Gerald L. Wadleigh

April 9, 1923 ~ February 23, 2022 (age 98) 98 Years Old


Gerald L. Wadleigh, age 98, of Geneva, passed away Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at his daughter’s home in Batavia with his loving family by his side.

 He was born April 9, 1923 in Chicago, the son of Gerald and Eileen (Beagle) Wadleigh.

 Gerald served in the army during WWII and then graduated from Ripon College in Wisconsin.  He worked for Travelers Insurance Company.  After retiring, he worked at Ace Hardware in Geneva for his good friend Bill Rosenfelder.  He was a member of the Scottish Rite, The Fox Valley Shrine Club, The Geneva Masonic Lodge, and was a Master Mason.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, and spending time with his family.  He never missed his grandsons baseball games and love going fishing with all of his grandsons.  He was a proud grandfather and great grandfather.  He had a long, full life—just 6 weeks short of 99 years old and will be dearly missed.  

 He is survived by his children William “Bill” of Geneva and Judy (Rich) Flores of Batavia; grandchildren Ryan and Kyle Flores and Jessica and Jerry Wadleigh; great granddaughters Maya and Noemi Flores; and many other dear relatives and friends.

 Gerald was preceded in death by his parents, sister Betty Cook, and his devoted wife of nearly 70 years June who passed away in 2020.

 Services will be held privately.

 In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated to the United Methodist Church of Geneva, 211 Hamilton St, Geneva, IL 60134.

 Arrangements handled by Malone Funeral Home. For information 630-232-8233 or

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