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Gilbert John Gerhard

1935 - 2020
Gilbert John Gerhard Obituary

Former Carbon County Treasurer Gilbert John Gerhard of Wetzel Run Road Packer Twp., Weatherly, passed away peacefully Friday at home while surrounded by his family at 85 years of age.

Born Saturday, March 30, 1935, in Hudsondale, he was the son of the late Homer Gerhard.

He was also predeceased by his sisters, Alice Boganski and Mary Meyers.

Surviving are his beloved wife of 63 years, Shirley Ann Argust Gerhard; sons, David J. Gerhard and his wife, Debra, Freeland; and Bill H. Gerhard and his wife, Donna, Weatherly; daughter, Lori A. Mahon and her husband, Bernie, Weatherly; brother, Thomas C. Gerhard and his wife, Betty, Weatherly; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.

Gilbert graduated from Weatherly High School and served honorably in the U.S. Army. He served 10 years as Carbon County treasurer, worked as borough manager for Kidder Twp. and was a Metropolitan Life Insurance agent.

Gilbert served on the Pennsylvania Republican Party Committee as treasurer. Family, sitting by his window admiring nature, and his deer were important to Gilbert. He will be greatly missed by all.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Philip J. Jeffries Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 211 First St., Weatherly, 570-427-4231 A celebration of Gilbert's life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Robert VonFrisch officiating at the funeral home. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to service time.

Memorials in his honor may be made to Carbon County Animal Shelter, 77 West 13th St., Jim Thorpe.

Condolences may be made to the family at www.griffiths


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