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Lydia Elsie Gerhart Obituary
LYDIA ELSIE GERHART Lydia Elsie (nee Kratz) Gerhart, 92, of Lansdale, passed away on Monday, June 30, 2014, at Abington Health- Lansdale Hospital. She was the wife of 56 years to the late Donald R. Gerhart, Sr., who passed away in 1998. Born June 28, 1922, in West Point, PA she was one of 11 children of the late Irwin S. and Lydia (nee Fisher) Kratz. She was a graduate of Lansdale High School, who also had attained a perfect attendance record of never missing a day of school from elementary school through high school, and a former Den Mother of the Cub Scouts of America Pack #148 of the Lansdale Baptist Church. Elsie was an avid baker and decorator of cakes for many years for family and friends and a very active member of the Central Schwenkfelder Church of Worcester. Along with her late husband, she was a true Philadelphia Phillies fan and for many years the two of them would make a yearly trip to Florida for the Phillies Spring Training Camp. Elsie is survived by her children, Donald R. Gerhart, Jr. (Sharon), of Lansdale, Dennis Gerhart (Maria), of Quakertown, Barry Gerhart (Becky), of Perkasie, 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and her siblings, Verna Lindsly, and Ellis Kratz (Helen). Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Graveside Funeral Service at 11:00 AM on Saturday, July 5, 2014, at the Garden of Memories of Worcester, 2111 Valley Forge Road, Lansdale, PA 19446. The family has respectfully requested that all flowers be omitted, and that anyone wishing to do so may make a memorial contribution in Elsie's name to the Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center, 105 Seminary Street, Pennsburg, Pa 18073 which would be deeply appreciated by her family. Arrangements are by the Huff & Lakjer Funeral Home of Lansdale.
Published in The Reporter on July 2, 2014
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