GERVIS EDWARD HENTZ Jr.

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GERVIS EDWARD HENTZ JR., 82, of Markle, passed into God's arms Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, at Bluffton Regional Medical Center, Bluffton, Ind. Born May 18, 1936, in Pottsville, Pa., he was a son of Gervis Edward Hentz Sr. and Anne (Alisauc kas) Hentz. He graduated from North Catholic High School in Philadelphia, Pa., and honorably served his country in the United States Navy. He also served on the Philadelphia Police and Fire Departments and the Army National Guard. Gervis moved to Indiana in 1978 where he was a school bus driver for the Norwell Community School Corporation, substitute teacher and middle school football coach. He was also active in coaching Levittown, Pa., and Markle, Ind., Little League baseball and volunteered with the Community Harvest Food Bank in Fort Wayne. Gervis loved animals, camping, gardening, the students he was involved with, and his family, but mostly his sweetie for 65 years and the love of his life Elaine. He will be deeply missed by many. Survivors include his wife, Elaine (Kendig) Hentz of Markle; five children, Elaine Marie (Edward) Birnbaum of Philadelphia, Pa., Patricia Hentz and Gina Helms of Fort Wayne, John Hentz of Markle, Philip (Denise) Hentz of Fort Wayne, and Eric Hentz of New Castle; 12 grandchildren; 10 great- grandchildren; andsiblings, Rita (Robert) Borton of Ben Salem, Pa., Annette (Bill) Marker of New Jersey, Ronald (Loretta) Hentz of New Jersey, and Robert (Jeanne) Hentz of Florida. He was preceded in death by his eldest son, Gervis Edward Hentz III. Memorial service 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in the VA chapel next to Marion National Cemetery, 1700 East 38th St., Marion, Ind., Military honors will be rendered at 2 p.m. at the Marion National committal shelter followed by burial. Arrangements by Northern Indiana Funeral Care of Fort Wayne. www.northernindianafuneralcare.com
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Sept. 8, 2018
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