Gertrude L. Pollard, age 86, of Erie, died Monday, May 12, 2014, at Saint Vincent Hospital. Born November 2, 1927, in Decatur Township, Clearfield County, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Harold L. and Emma (Lucas) Kephart.
She had worked in retail sales at Sears, at Erie Resistor, and Hayes Manufacturing, where she met her husband of 55 years, Madison Pollard, Sr., whom she married on June 28, 1958.
Gertrude was a cat lover, enjoyed playing bingo and going to the casino, crossword puzzles, and genealogy. She was a member of the Siebenbuerger Club Auxiliary.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Norma Kephart.
She is survived by her husband, Madison Pollard, Sr.; a sister, Lorrie Behrer, of Pennsylvania Furnace, Pa.; stepchildren, Cheryl Seicks, husband Bill, of Crossville, Tenn., Madison Pollard, Jr. and Mark Pollard, both of Erie; numerous nieces and nephews, including Kirk Behrer, wife Oksana, of Pennsylvania Furnace, Pa.
As per Gert's wishes, visiting and services will be private. Burial will be at Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery. Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1595 W. 38th St., is handling arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to: Humane Society of NW Pennsylvania, P.O. Box 3930, Erie, PA 16508, or ANNA Shelter, 1555 E. 10th St., Erie, PA 16511.
Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory
1595 West 38TH St. Erie, PA 16508
Published in the Erie Times-News on May 14, 2014