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Edward J. Gebhart Jr.


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Edward J. Gebhart, Jr.

AGE: 62 • Hockessin

Edward J. Gebhart, Jr., 62 of Hockessin, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 19, 2016 at the Heartland Hospice House.

Eddie was born in Wilmington, son of the late Edward, Sr. and Mary (Miller) Gebhart. He grew up in Hockessin and was a lifetime member of the Hockessin Fire Company, serving as a firefighter and member of the fire police since 1971. He was a huge fan of drag racing and when he was younger, owned a race car with his friend. He was mechanically inclined and very handy around the house. His biggest impact was made through his work as a mentor in local AA programs. He was a strong example to the countless friends he helped over the years. He will be dearly missed.

Eddie is survived by his three sisters, Patricia Galloway, Kathleen Gebhart, Karen Gebhart; his brother, John Gebhart; his niece and nephews, Heather, John, Byron (Mollie); and his great-niece and nephews, Kyle, Dillon, Colin and Katie.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Judy in 2006.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00am on Friday, August 26, 2016 at the Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Road, Wilmington, DE 19808, where family and friends may visit beginning at 9:30am. Interment will be held in St. Patrick's Cemetery in Kennett Square.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Eddie's memory can be made to Heartland Hospice, 256 Chapman Road, Suite 102, Newark, DE 19702, or to the Hockessin Fire Company, 1225 Old Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707.

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Published in The News Journal on Aug. 23, 2016
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