Dr. James C. Gehris

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SHAMOKIN — Dr. James C. Gehris, 85, of 100 W. Arch St., died at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, in his residence after being suddenly stricken ill at home.

Born Aug. 29, 1925, in Berwick, he was a son of the late John William and Gertrude Gehris. He moved to Shamokin in 1955 to establish his medical practice.

He was a graduate of Berwick High School, Susquehanna University and Hahnemann Medical School in Philadelphia.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

On July 12, 1952, in Shamokin, he married Martha June Martin, who passed away Feb. 12, 1995.

He worked as a medical doctor, having a long-time practice in Shamokin.

He was a member of Trinity United Evangelical Congregational Church, a past president of Shamokin Kiwanis Club, held office in the Shamokin Jaycees, served on the board of the American Cancer Society and the VNA, was the former doctor for the Shamokin High School football team and was active in the alumni associations for Susquehanna University and Hahnemann Medical School.

Surviving are two sons, Dr. John C. Gehris and his wife, Lisa, of High Point, N.C., and James C. Gehris of Las Vegas, Nev.; a daughter, Judith Langerhans and her husband, John, of Coatesville; five grandchildren, and a companion, Sharon Hartman, of Shamokin.

He was preceded in death by a son, Kevin William Gehris, on May 27, 1982.

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GEHRIS — Dr. James C. Gehris, 85, of 100 W. Arch St., Shamokin. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Farrow Funeral Home, Sixth and Chestnut streets, Shamokin, with the Rev. Mark Brownson officiating. Burial will be in St. Peter's Blue Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Trinity Evangelical Congregational Church, 41 N. Seventh St., Shamokin 17872.
Published in The News Item on Jan. 6, 2011
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