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Elwood H. Gerges

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Elwood H. Gerges, 90, of Sellersville, passed away on Monday, April 29, 2013 in Grand View Hospital, West Rockhill Twp. He was the beloved husband of the late Jennie (Okomski) Gerges who died in 1985. Born in Hatfield, he was the son of the late Elwood L. and Elnora (Hansell) Gerges. Elwood graduated from the former Lansdale High School in 1940. He joined the U.S. Navy in February of 1943, serving as an electrician aboard destroyer ships from Trinidad to Brazil, to the Philippines, to Iwo Jima, to Okinawa, Japan. Upon his discharge from the Navy, he was employed as a tool and die maker at Hunter Spring, Hatfield for 44 years, retiring in 1985. He enjoyed gardening, bowling, and spending time with his family and grandchildren. He is survived by his two children: Kenneth J. Gerges and his wife Patricia of Lansdale, and Elaine M. Shepley and her husband J. Richard of Pasadena, MD, his five beloved grandchildren: Michele Gerges, Kenneth J. Gerges, Jr., Jennifer Gerges, Brian Shepley and Michael Shepley, the expected birth of his first great granddaughter, and his sister, Grace Johnson of Harleysville. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers: Melvin H. Gerges and James H. Gerges. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 1:30 PM at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 9 Broad St., Hilltown. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Relatives and friends may call from 12:00-1:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Indian Creek Foundation, 420 Cowpath Rd., Souderton, PA 18964, notating Elwood Gerges on the check memo line. Arrangements are by the Sadler-Suess Funeral Home, Telford. www.sadlersuessfuneralhome.net

Published in Montgomery Newspapers on May 1, 2013
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