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.


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11 Condolences for Harry W. Gerhart, Jr.

  • May U Rest In Peace…

  • I was very sad to read of Harry’s passing. What a guy! I always enjoyed seeing your mom & him & loved his stories & jokes. Your parents showed the world what it was like to be in a true loving partnership. My deepest sympathy to all the family. You are all in my thoughts & prayers. Much love, Sally

  • My love and prayers go out to each of you at the loss of your dad. He always treated me like his own daughter. Thank you for being family to me. Sue Peterson Miller

  • To All the Gerharts I am so sorry to hear about Uncle Harry he was a great father and husband I loved when he would come to Pennsylvania to visit.

  • We are so sorry to hear about Uncle Harry’s passing. We have fond memories of visiting with he and Aunt Gloria. They were a wonderful, loving couple. We still have some of the fun basketball games that he made and the great doll house that he and Aunt Gloria made for us! They will be missed but are back together in Heaven with treasured family members. Our love to the Gerhart family!

  • Pop Pop, I love you and am grateful God was merciful. I will always remember your mermaid stories from your time in the Pacific during World War II. I will always remember the smell of your pipe. I will always remember the fact that you showed my Dad how to be a great a Dad.

    I love you!

  • Words are not adequate for the loss of a parent. We wish for you peace and love as you get through this.
    Larry and Phyl

  • Uncle Harry you never knew how much a good impression you made on my Life . With all the positive level headed ways you had and taht jaw dropping sense of humor, may you and Aunt Gloria happiness for eternity.

  • What beautiful pictures! They show a life well-led and a man well-loved. I’m sure that the love and affection and support I see in your family are at least in part a gift from this lovely man. I’m so sorry for your loss, but so happy for the long and full life that he lived. Love and prayers, Teresa

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Harry and Gloria are together once again and watching over all of you from heaven.

    Deb and Bob

  • I will always remember Uncle Harry as being kind, respectful, and lighthearted. I envision him having a joyful reunion with Gloria and Shirley as they shower their earthly family with heavenly love.
    Sending love and hugs to my Delaware family! You are all in our prayers!