Geraldine S. Hostetler

July 7, 1935May 13, 2012

Geraldine S. Hostetler was born on July 7, 1935 and passed away on May 13, 2012


  • Visitation Monday, May 14, 2012
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Geraldine S. Hostetler

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mark smith

August 17, 2013

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mark smith

August 17, 2013

i been working on the smith familytree an i think her mama was unice smith morgan [unice an my grandpaw george edward smith of mt pleasant nc were brothers an sisters ian the grandson of george edward smith sr [my name is mark smith can anyone in her family confirm this to me to my email heres a pix of me if we are kin thanks

Charles Rahn

July 1, 2012

Even though we never met person to person, I felt a close kinship to Gerry. Her first husband and I were both submarine veterans. She contacted me many years ago via the internet, asking me something about submarines. We started communicating then and continued up until her passing. May God rest her soul.

Mike Warren

June 18, 2012

To the family of Gerry Hostetler, I met Gerry when I was the community police officer in Wildwood Green. Gerry was always an inspriration and very dedicated to her community. She will be missed. Officer Mike Warren-CMPD retired

Debra Henry

June 18, 2012

You and your gift of compassion and words will be greatly missed. A woman of massive empathy.

June 15, 2012

About sixteen years ago Gerry met and interviewed my dad, L.S. Stroupe and me at Southminster Retirement Community. Mom had passed that July in the health care center. Writing the obituary my sister , Mary Ellen, mentioned the unique position our mother carried during the WWII years for Arlington Hall as a "code breaker". This item caught Gerry's eye.

Gerry did a wonderful work interviewing Dad and me. You know, this was a stage of the grieving process. There were a lot of laughs and many tears shed- but her article was so well written- my dad loved reading it over and over.To this day Gerry's visit and her Observer article are highlights in my life.

Barbara Anne Stegall Matthews, NC

June 13, 2012

Jeri, you are in our thoughts....We are so sorry for your loss.....

Lynne and Stu Cojac
Charlotte, NC

June 4, 2012

My condolences to to family. May the God of love give you comfort at this time. RW

Deborah Dozier

May 30, 2012

To her family, a very precious jewel has been taken from us; but we must trust that God knew what was best. May you find peace and comfort in God's love. I am truly saddened by her death, knowing that her writing will be no more. We never met but her columns drew me to correspond periodically by email. She brought comfort to families and firends, and a sense of knowing those she wrote about. I have missed her columns and a glimpse of a guest column always gave me a smile. May she find rest in the loving arms of our Savior.

Anne Healey

May 28, 2012

Jerri - I know you miss your Mom and words cannot express my sympathy for your loss. My deepest compassion to Mr Mauney too - she was his best friend. The many times I was her nurse at Presbyterian are fondly remembered - she was full of stories and kindness. We'll miss you Gerry.