Richard M. Gerhart Sr.
September 8, 1932 – December 20, 2018
Richard M. Gerhart, Sr., 86, of Bechtelsville. Husband of Rosemary A. (Denchy) Gerhart. Passed away on Thursday, December 20 in his residence. Born in Pottstown, He was the last surviving child of Edith (McKinley) Sandler and Nevin S. Gerhart. Richard was employed as a plant manager for Wagner Electric for over 35 years until his retirement. He served in the US Navy during the Korean War in Japan. Richard was a past board member of the Boyertown YMCA. A member of the American Legion, a social member of both the Keystone and Friendship Hook and Ladder fire Companies and a life member of the Evergreen German Club. Everyone that knew Richard knew he loved his family and Penn State. He also lived life to the fullest. He co-piloted a plane with his brother Ron and flew across the country, sailed through the British Virgin Islands with his family and enjoyed scuba diving. He is survived by his children, Kimberly R. Bartman of Boyertown, Richard M., Jr. husband of Melissa Gerhart of Barto and Bethann R. wife of Brian Schutt of Boyertown. Richard is also survived by his grandchildren, Joshua Bartman, Jenna Bartman, Emily Gerhart, Kyle Schutt and Richard M. Gerhart, III. Memorial service for family will be at Ott Funeral Home on December 27, 2018 from 10am to 12pm. The family would like for you to join them at a celebration of Richard’s life at the Friendship Hook and Ladder Co. 10 Warwick St. Boyertown, PA. 19512. on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at 1:00 PM. Arrangements by the Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home, Inc. 111 North Reading Ave. Boyertown, PA. 19512 Online Condolences may be made at www.lwottfuneralhome.com
- Memorial Service Thursday, December 27, 2018
- Celebration of Life Thursday, December 27, 2018