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1937 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Age 76, of Zelienople, passed away on Friday, June 6, 2014, while under the care of UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, after a short illness. Born December 21, 1937, he grew up in the "Swamp Poodle" section of Harmony and was the son of the late Howard and Mabel Gerwig. Mr. Gerwig retired from Metso/Svedala (Dravo) Corporation on Neville Island, where he loved working as a sales executive for more than 25 years. A trained mechanical draftsman, he also worked at Halstead Industries in Zelienople before going into sales. He enjoyed golfing, gardening, and spending time with family and friends. He is survived by his son, Trev Ronald Gerwig and his wife, Jocelyn, of Seven Fields; his daughter, Ashley Thaw Gerwig, of Seven Fields; and his infant granddaughter, Nora Olivia Gerwig, whom he adored. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Barbara "Bobbie" Gerwig, who passed away in 2005. The two had met at Zelienople High School and been a couple and best friends since 1955. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Duane "Hose" Gerwig. Services for Mr. Gerwig will be held privately by his family. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made in his memory to the Southwest Butler Food Cupboard, 557 Perry Highway, Harmony, PA 16037, or to the Zelienople Community Park, c/o Friends of the Park Community Park Association, Inc., P.O. Box 142, Zelienople, PA 16063. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the BOYLAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 324 E. Grandview Avenue, Zelienople. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with Mr. Gerwig's family at:
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on June 8, 2014
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