Mary Jane Gerst of Hanover Township Northampton County passed away on May 13, 2018 at her daughter's home in Goose Creek South Carolina. She was the wife of Robert Gerst with whom she was married for 55 years. Jane was born in Philadelphia to the late Irene and Martin Byrne and later moved to Bethlehem. She graduated from Liberty High School and after graduation went to work at Bethlehem Steel Corporation. She became a secretary in the Financial and Legal Department where she worked until she had her first child. She enjoyed sewing, bowling with the Alley Cats and playing golf. Jane also volunteered for over 30 years at St. Luke's Hospital. She was a member of the first Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem for over 50 years. In addition to her husband, Bob, she is survived by her son, James and wife Lourie of Mt. Clare, WV and a daughter Kimberly Orr and husband David of Goose Creek, SC. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Morgan and Marshall Snyder, Allison and Jennifer Gerst, two step grandchildren, Matthew and Mitchell Orr and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister Doris Whitesell. Services will be held at a later date. Contributions may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
, PO Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014 or the charity of one's choice
Published by Morning Call on May 16, 2018.