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Reynold “Renny” F. Gerson

Service Date: August 29, 2020
Visitation Info: Linnemann Funeral Homes Burlington
Interment Info: St. John Cemetery – Ft. Mitchell, KY
Service Info: Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Service Info

Reynold “Renny” F. Gerson, 73 of Burlington, Kentucky, passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2020. He was born in Toledo, Ohio on December 30, 1946 to the late Harold and Alice Gerson. Renny grew up in Toledo and attended the University of Toledo, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Si fraternity. Later he and his wife, Linda, joined the University of Toledo Alumni Association. Renny enjoyed watching Michigan football and always loved a great rare steak with a martini. He loved the beach and moved down to Florida but his heart was always in Kentucky with his daughter and grandsons. Renny was a selfless, devoted husband, Father and grandfather and was very strong in his Catholic faith.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years: Linda Gerson, daughter: Carrie (Brent) Stover, grandsons: Ethan and Blake, and many other relatives and friends.

A memorial visitation will be held Friday, August 28, 2020 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Linnemann Funeral Home, Burlington. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 29 Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Burlington. Interment will be held privately by the family at St. John’s Cemetery, Ft. Mitchell. Due to COVID-19, face masks are requested for services and social distancing to be maintained. Memorial contributions can be made to Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation in memory of Renny (21301 S Tamiami Trl Ste 320 PMB 226 Ester, FL 33928. Online condolences may be left at





5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Linnemann Funeral Homes Burlington

1940 Burlington Pike
10:00 am

Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church

5876 Veterans Way
Burlington, KY 41005

St. John Cemetery – Ft. Mitchell, KY

Address: 1 St. John Rd Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017
12:00 am - 12:00 am

Reynold “Renny” F. Gerson


Thoughts and prayers

Dear Linda,
Holding you in thought and prayers.
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Cherish your beautiful memories.
Pat and Bob Galvin.

To Linda and family

I was so sorry to read about Renny in The Blade. Not only was he a fraternity brother of Jim’s, but we shared good times as sorority sisters. Please know I will be praying for you and your family during these difficult days.
Sincere condolences, Lois Markwood

Condolences for the Family of Reynold Gerson

My heart goes out to you, Linda, and your family. I am sure Renny will truly be missed. He was definitely one of the “good guys” . Renny was a true friend back in our days at the University of Toledo. Every now and then, after we all graduated, I would run into him and we would laugh about those days. We had some fun times. I know that Renny loved Florida. We used to laugh about Cocoa Beach. I thought it was ironic that Jerry and Marian Hoffer wound up with a beachfront condo in the same building where my husband and I had a unit. While I am currently back in Toledo helping my brother care for our mother at our old home on Charlestown Ave., my home is actually in Cape Canaveral, FL now. I will be thinking about you and your family, Linda, whenever I look out at the ocean. Prayers for all of you…Maryalice Fotoples Barnaby

Peace My Friend & Family

Went to high school and college with Renny and, as pictured, worked with him at Toledo Tent Company. While we lost touch over the years, I will always consider him as a dear and meaningful friend. He was one of the good ones. Rest in peace “Tent Man” and my friend. Peace and blessing to your family during this time and always.
Ed Seybold

Addition to my comments

Forgot to sign my message from a Toledo, OH. My name is Sue Henningsen Hamen


My sympathies to the family of Renny Gerson. I was glancing through the obituaries in the Toledo Blade and saw the last name. Upon further reading,discovered that Renny’s mother Alice and my late mother were sorority sisters in Toledo. I knew some of the children of the sorority and may have met Renny over 60 years ago in Toledo. I’m sorry to read of his passing. It is truly a small world!


Linda and Family,
So sorry to hear of Renny’s passing. My heart goes out to all of you. Especially the boys.

R.I.P. Renny, prayers for you all,

Ann (Wright) Gomoll

Condolences for Reynold Gerson

Linda and family,

We are so sorry to hear of Renny passing. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Bernie and Peg Huntebrinker and family

A Great Guy

Renny a great guy, I have attached a picture of him at Toledo Tent, 1973 when I worked with him.

Steve Wise

Renny Gerson – We don’t say goodbye

My heart, thoughts, & prayers are with you Linda, Carrie, and your entire family. I will miss Renny very much. Our families have shared so many good times over the years from our vacation trips, Halloweens at your house, and boating get togethers. I loved listening to Renny and my dad, Jim, talk current events. And debate who had the better football team that year, OSU or UM! Renny always tried to help where he could. I was appreciative and thankful for his insight on the engineering field, as I was deciding whether to pursue that study & career.

May Renny’s loving memory bring you peace, comfort, and strength. He will live on, always close to our hearts. We don’t say goodbye.

Again, I wish we could of been there with you all this weekend.
Love always, Dan

Daniel Bond
Charlotte, NC