Gerardo R. Andrade, age 62, of Elgin, IL, passed away on April 27, 2021. He was born November 4, 1958 in Yuriria, Mexico to his loving parents, Manuel Andrade and Maria de Jesus Rangel.

Gerardo worked at Electric Flex for 36 years. He and his wife, Irma, were married for 44 years. He enjoyed watching movies, listening to music, and spoiling his grandkids.

Loved ones will remember Gerardo as a loving person with a heart of gold. He always tried to go above and beyond.

Gerardo was preceded in death by his parents; and his father-in-law, Moises Raya. He is survived by his wife, Irma Andrade; children, Gerardo (Teresa) Andrade, Jr., Juan Manuel, and Cendy (Pedro) Ochoa; six brothers, Bernardino, Manuel, Antonio, Miguel, Eduardo, and Jesus; seven sisters, Anita, Salud, Camerina, Ofelia, Josefina, Socorro, and Soledad; grandchildren, Aliyah, Isabella, Christopher, Isaac, Isaiah, Aurelio, and Ismael; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 5:00pm to 9:00pm, Thursday, May 6, 2021 at Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park Street, Elgin, IL 60120.

Mourners are encouraged to review the funeral home COVID-19 public health policies ahead of time. Face masks are required to enter the facility.

Mass will be 11:00am, Friday, May 7, 2021 at St. Mary Church of Elgin, 400 Fulton Street, Elgin, IL 60120. Fr. Lisandro Crispancho will be officiating.

Interment to follow at Mount Hope Cemetery, 1001 Villa Street, Elgin, IL 60120.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Gerardo’s name to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.

Final arrangements entrusted to Symonds-Madison Funeral Home. For more information, call 847-741-1128 or visit

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