Geraldine M. Alsup

April 4, 1930October 17, 2013

Geraldine M. Alsup, 83, known to family and friends as Gere, Dina, or Nana. She was born in Camden, NJ in 1930 to her parents, Joseph and Margaret Moffa. After the death of her mother in 1942, she went to the home of her beloved uncle and aunt, Daniel Creato, Sr. and Nancy Creato. Survivors include her husband, Rea T. Alsup; son, Geoffrey Alsup and wife, Teresa; daughter, Amy Aubrey; grandchildren, Joshua Aubrey, currently serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, Ceara Aubrey, Alexandra Alsup, and Dane Alsup; sister, Lee Javens; brothers, Daniel Creato and Thomas Creato. She had two foster daughters from El Salvador: Lilian Valle-Azahar now of Louisville and Zoila Cortez-Senthilnathan of College Station, TX. Dina earned the B.A. degree at College of New Jersey and the M.A. at University of Louisville. She was an elementary school teacher for 35 years, first in New Mexico and later at Norton and Wilder Schools in Jefferson County. She was fluent in Spanish and taught university classes in Central America and Spain. She and Rea traveled widely through Europe, Latin America and to Japan when daughter Amy was there as a Navy wife. A service to celebrate her life will be conducted at 4:00 PM on Saturday, October 19, 2013 in the chapel of Arch L. Heady and Son at Westport Village, 7410 Westport Rd. Visitation will be from 2-4 PM on Saturday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may be given to the USO (United Service Organizations)


  • Celebration of Life Service Saturday, October 19, 2013
  • Visitation Saturday, October 19, 2013

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Janet Bishop

July 4, 2014

Ms. Alsup has been on my mind for months now. I feel bad that I did not get in touch. Not only did I have the pleasure of being in her first grade class at Norton,but I got to teach with at Wilder when I grew up. She said " Janet, now that we work together you can call me Gere" I quickly replied you will always be Ms. Alsup. She blessed me in so many ways.When I transferred to Norton, She came to my class as a room mother or should I say grandmother. It was great to have her around. Amy,Ciera, Mr. Alsup ( I was in your class at U of L) I am truly sorry for your loss. I only found out a day or so ago. I have great memories as I know you do to. My prayers are with you. Thank you for sharing her with us all.

John Havel

October 29, 2013

Dear family members of Mrs. Alsup. I am very sorry for your loss. Mrs. Alsup was my first grade teacher at Norton in 1972. As my first teacher I will always remember her and that she is the person that taught me how to read. A Master's Degree later,I still remember being a first grader and I would know Mrs. Alsup's picture anywhere. I can't explain why, out of the blue, I looked her name up tonight but now... I guess I know. God bless you.

Chaplain Rita

October 22, 2013

Please accept our condolences from the Hosparus In Patient Care Center.

October 21, 2013

She was a wonderful lady and will be missed greatly! You all are in my prayers!

Wayne and Carol Dinwiddie

October 20, 2013

Dear Rea, Jeff and Amy, we were sorry to miss the memorial service for Gere. Carol remembers her as one of her very favorite people that she met while teaching at Norton and Wayne remembers great times when she brought the kids over for falconry training. What a great lady, she will be missed.

October 20, 2013

I only met Dina within the last year and half as her and Rea volunteered and served on the PFAC for Norton Cancer Institute with my wife and I. My wife was a patient of NCI as well. Dina was always very kind, smiling and always just wanted to help make every patient and family experience at NCI better and pleasant as possible! She will be greatly missed! Sorry we missed the service as we just got the news this evening.
Todd and Susan Henken

Donna thompson

October 19, 2013

I taught with Gere for many treasured years. She loved to play pranks on me as, I was very naive then. I loved her dearly and missed her when she left Wilder. She is in my Prayers. I will remember as a friend forever.

Toni Skiles

October 19, 2013

I met Dina and Rea while living in Prospect. Dina is quite a lady and will truly be missed.

October 19, 2013

I met Gere when I started teaching the spring of 1969. Gere was a master teacher and a good friend. She always kept us smiling and laughing. She will be missed.
Betty Merz

Joyce Dullaghan

October 19, 2013

Dina is the "classiest" lady I have ever met. I so would have wanted her to be my mentor in life but we both were too old when we met. I have so enjoyed her stories or her life, holding hands during the Our Father at Mass, and just knowing her.