Harry W. Gerhart, Jr.
April 26, 1925 - October 17, 2018
Harry W. Gerhart, Jr., age 93, of Newark, DE, passed away on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Reading, PA on April, 26, 1925, he was a son of the late Harry W. and Lucy (Upzack) Gerhart. He graduated from Muhlenberg High School in PA in 1942, lettering in track. Harry proudly served in the U.S. Navy during WWII in the South Pacific. He and his wife ran Gloria’s Draperies together for more than 40 years.
An avid outdoorsman, Harry enjoyed boating, fishing, and camping, especially in Elk Neck State Park. In his spare time, he loved woodworking, model trains and model ships. Harry was always telling stories to the grandchildren about history and enjoyed helping others.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria E. (Ritz) Gerhart; daughter, Shirley Glines; brother, Paul Gerhart; and sister, Betty Gerhart. He is survived by his sons, Gerald Gerhart (Trish) of Middletown, Rodney Gerhart (Stacie) of Newark; brother, Richard Gerhart (Betty) of Reading, PA; son-in-law, Richard Glines of Newark; grandchildren, Stacy Singleton, Michael Gerhart (Erin), Christine Wallace (Jeff), Keith Glines, Amanda Gerhart and Samantha Gerhart; and 5 great grandchildren.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:30 am until 11:30 am on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11:30 am. Interment will follow in Delaware Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Harry’s memory to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.