Gloria E. (Ritz) Gerhart

Born January 20, 1928

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.


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  • Aunt Gloria will be dearly missed. I will always remember her infectious smile and her warm hugs. To the entire Gerhart family, we are praying for you during this difficult time and send our condolences. May God provide you with the comfort and peace that only He can.

    All our love,
    Stephanie, Chris, Anna, Gavin, Ian and Isabella

  • So very sorry to hear of your loss.
    John 5:28,29

  • Uncle Harry our prayers and hearts go out to you with the loss of Aunt Gloria! Sincerely Chris and Wayne Gemmill

  • May you all continue to remember the good times, and keep Gloria’s spirit in your hearts. With Deepest Sympathy, John and Diana

  • To the Gerhart family sorry for your loss of a great lady

  • Patti,so sorry to hear about your loss please call me at 302 5458232 and we can talk after all these years” lots of love to you