Denise Gerboc (Moeller), 67, of Avon Lake, OH passed away on September 30, 2021, after a long and courageous battle with lung cancer. Denise was born in Lakewood, OH in 1954 to parents Dorothy and Norman Moeller. She is survived by her two siblings, Kris and Dennis Moeller. Denise was a proud graduate of Lakewood High School and was still very connected to her Ranger alumni on social media.
She worked in sales as a young lady and met the love of her life, David Gerboc, while working at a local Cleveland radio station. The two later married in 1981 and briefly moved to Michigan where they had their first child, Danielle. A few short years later, they moved back to Ohio and ultimately settled into Avon Lake where they had their son, Dylan. Denise resigned her career in sales to care for her children and was very active in girl scouts, the school arts program, sports and the parent teacher organization. During their childhood she was a community pillar and influenced so many young lives through her children.
As the children grew, she was their biggest fan. She cheered on her son as he found his way through life and became an amazing man, son, brother and friend. Her daughter joined the military and she stood by with pride as she served her country. As time went on, her focus in life shifted to her five beloved grandchildren - Lillian, Jude, Gabriella, James, and Louise. She lived for them, and she loved to spoil them endlessly. She taught them how to cook, be creative, silly, strong, and compassionate. During the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, she homeschooled them and even had a graduation ceremony from Grandma's School - memories that will last a lifetime.
When not with her grandchildren, Denise loved to cook and plan meals for the week. She watched cooking shows and lived to make weekly menus. She enjoyed trying new restaurants with her best friends - Ron and Les Gerboc. Finally, during the Spring and Summer she never missed a Cleveland Indians game. She was always quick to share details of the latest Tribe game and enjoyed watching the games with her little dog Hailey on her lap.
Denise lived an amazing life. She never let anyone make her feel less than what she knew she deserved. She inspired others to be their best self and made the world a better place with her love. Her family has chosen to celebrate her life instead of a traditional funeral and hope that you will join them on Sunday, October 10, 2021, from 2pm - 6pm at The Lake House, 32756 Lake Rd., Avon Lake, OH 44012 to raise a glass and celebrate her wonderful life!
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made in her honor to Hospice of the Western Reserve and LEAP Cleveland. www.buschcares.com 440.933.3202