OBITUARY

Gerard Ronald Van Atta

20 May, 193811 July, 2021
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On July 11, 2021, Gerard Ronald Van Atta passed away. He was the beloved husband of the late Nancy Van Atta (nee Scheckles); devoted father of Douglas M. Van Atta, Phillip G. Van Atta, Christopher P. Van Atta, and the late Lawrence W. Van Atta; loving grandfather of Colin, Bradley and wife Katrina, Christopher, and Jessica Van Atta, and Douglas Hynes; great-grandfather of Connor Van Atta. Gerard is survived by many loving extended family members and friends.

Relatives and friends will gather at Schimunek Funeral Home Inc., 9705 Belair Rd., Nottingham MD 21236 on Friday, July 23, 2021, 3-5 & 7-9 p.m., and where a funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. Interment Bel Air Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Gerard’s name to the American Cancer Society 405 Williams Ct., Ste. 120, Baltimore, MD 21220. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.schimunekfuneralhomes.com

  • FAMILY

  • Nancy Van Atta (nee Scheckles), Wife (deceased)
  • Douglas M. Van Atta, Son
  • Phillip G. Van Atta, Son
  • Christopher P. Van Atta, Son
  • Lawrence W. Van Atta, Son (deceased)
  • Colin Van Atta, Grandson
  • Bradley Van Atta & wife Katrina, Grandson
  • Christopher Van Atta, Grandson
  • Jessica Van Atta, Granddaughter
  • Douglas Hynes, Grandson
  • Connor Van Atta, Great-Grandson
  • Gerard is also survived by many loving extended family members and friends.
  • DONATIONS

  • American Cancer Society

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, 23 July , 2021

  • Visitation

    Friday, 23 July , 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, 24 July , 2021

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Gerard Ronald Van Atta

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Ronald VanAtta

23 August 2021

I remember riding in your Riviera, blowing the horn as we crossed the train tracks to let Nancy know we were almost to the house.
Visiting us in Florida, and the first time we met. I liked having a big brother. I am sorry I never saw you again.

William Warfield

1 August 2021

My heart goes out to Doug,Philip and Chris. I’m away for work and I wanted to express my condolences.Your Dad was always a bright character in our family.One of my favorites.Love you all

Kathleen Gray

24 July 2021

I am Aunt Charlotte and Uncle Dick’s daughter and I just learned about your Dad’s passing. Please accept my deepest sympathy. Gerry was part of our lives for as far back as I can remember. He and Nancy spent many evenings at our house on Potomac Street, and I can still hear the laughter. He was so very funny and always the life of the party. That is how I would like to remember him. I loved seeing all of the photos (my Mom and Dad on the boat, Sandy, Aunt Girlie and her daughters, and Grandmom and Poppy, along with both your Mom and Dad). I said a prayer for your Dad,and asked God to comfort you in your time of sorrow.

Kathy

Joe and Joan McJilton

20 July 2021

Dear Douglas, Christopher, and Phillip, Know that you are in our thoughts and remembering so many memories of Nancy and Jerry in our many years of friendship. From camping to great trips to just visiting. We will always keep them in our wonderful memories. They will always be missed. In loving friendship, Joan and Joe

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