Celebrating Geri Molnar, 2022 Elder Day Honoree

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Geri Molnar (Woody Fridae/Courtesy photo)

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By Wally Pearce
Winters Elder Day Council

On Sunday, Sept. 7, 1930, Geri Molnar was born in Detroit, Mich. Geri has two brothers and one sister. She recalls, as a young girl, going to church with her mother and she enjoyed their time and religious experience together.

Geri recalls her high school days as wonderful, and she still has her 1948 High School yearbook from when she graduated.

Geri first learned how to drive when she was about 17 years old. Some people thought she was a “hot rodder” because sometimes she would go from start to fast. Geri also loved sports cars and owned several Fiats.

Around 1960, Geri moved to California in her late 30’s, later working for Xerox in the Bay Area, as a buyer. While working for Xerox, she met Joe Tramontana. In 1994, both Geri and Joe retired from Xerox. In 1995, they moved from the Bay Area to live in Winters.

Living in Winters, Geri enjoyed volunteering her expertise with several senior citizen organizations like Fortnightly, Winters Senior Foundation, and more.

Geri also enjoys card games like pinochle and other similar card pastimes. She also plays computer games with Woody Fridae, often winning, especially the game “Words with Friends,” because spelling is one of Geri’s most enjoyable things to do.

Geri said her proudest time in life was when her children were born. She has four children and two great-grandchildren. Although Geri’s children live in different states, she is very close to her them. They routinely talk with each other and visit each other as often as they can.

Today, Geri and Joe live in their beautiful home in Winters where they often take rides into the country to explore the areas of beauty they may have missed.

See all 14 2022 Elder Day honorees at https://tinyurl.com/8kx9fc4z.

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