Gerald B. Root

Root, Gerald B.

Age 86, longtime member of the Millerton community, passed away Wednesday, March 5th, 2014, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Gerald was born in Mehoopany, PA on September 11th, 1927 the son of the late Albert and Kathryn (Pond) Root. He is survived by his sons, Gary (Linda) Root of Millerton, Dave (Barb) Root of Horseheads, Steve (Jeanne) Root of East Smithfield, Clifford (Jackie) Root of Lawrenceville, Elaine (Tom) Rupp of Elmira, and Russell Root (Lori Baxter) of Millerton; 13 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brothers and sisters and his beloved wife of 65 years, Charlotte, who passed February 17th, 2013. He worked for S.M. Flickinger Food Service over 40 years until his retirement. He acted as Union Steward for local #529 for several years, was a longtime volunteer for the Millerton Fire Department and loved his garden. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY on Saturday, March 8th, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Funeral services celebrating Gerald's life will be held following the calling hours at 4:00 p.m. Pastor Jennifer Wolf will officiate. Private graveside services will be held at the family's convenience in the Jacob Miller Cemetery, Millerton. Memorial donations are directed to the Millerton Volunteer Fire Department or the Millerton United Methodist Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Gerald's guestbook may be signed in obituaries at

Funeral Home

Olthof Funeral Home
1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira, NY 14904
(607) 733-7566

Published in Star-Gazette from Mar. 7 to Mar. 8, 2014