Gloria E. (Ritz) Gerhart
January 20, 1928 – July 6, 2015
Gloria E. (Ritz) Gerhart, age 87, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully at home while surrounded by her family on Monday, July 6, 2015.
Born in Red Lion, PA on January 20, 1928, Gloria was the daughter of the late Sherwood Ritz and Marian (Aroh) Ritz. A gifted seamstress, she made draperies for the former Danneman Fabrics and also owned and operated Gloria’s Draperies in Newark for many years.
Gloria gave of her time and talents by crocheting blankets for the Red Cross and the Wilmington VA Medical Center. In her leisure time, she enjoyed building doll houses that she carefully constructed from scale. Gloria was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and friend to many and will be dearly missed by all.
She is survived by her devoted husband, Harry W. Gerhart; children, Shirley M. Glines (Richard) of Newark, Jerry A. Gerhart (Patti) of Middletown and Rodney B. Gerhart (Stacie) of Newark, DE; brother, Donald Ritz of Colorado Springs, CO; 6 grandchildren; and 4 great grandchildren.
Services and interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.