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GERHARDT R., 90, of West Chester, PA died peacefully on January 6, 2013. He is survived by two sons Richard (Deb) of West Chester, PA and Robert (Mari) of Little Silver, NJ and three grandchildren David (Whitney) of Chicago, IL, Elizabeth of Wayne, PA and Tracy of Little Silver, NJ. He was married for 54 years to the former Ethel M. Budelier who passed away in 2001. "Smitty" was born in Hamburg, Germany, emigrated with his family in 1926, and grew up in New York City. He served with the U.S. Army in Europe during World War II. He worked for Pan American World Airways for 36 years in Miami, Philadelphia and several international locations. After retiring from Pan Am, he lived in Connecticut and in Pennsylvania for the past 8 years. He was an avid baseball fan who always kept score when he saw the Phillies play at Citizens Bank Park, and enjoyed playing poker with friends. He loved spending time with his family and will be greatly missed by them. Services and Interment are private. Arrangements THE DONOHUE FUNERAL HOME, 1627 WEST CHESTER PIKE (COR. OF HILLTOP RD.), WESTTOWN-WEST CHESTER. PA (610) 431-9000.

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Published on Philly.com on Jan. 9, 2013
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