Stewart Henry Gehris Jr.

February 12, 1935October 25, 2018

Stewart Henry Gehris, Jr., 83, of Reading, passed away Thursday, October 25, 2018 in Penn State Health St. Joseph. He was the loving husband of Ruth (Esposito) Gehris. The couple married November 12, 1988.

Born in Reading on February 12, 1935, Stewart was a son of the late Stewart, Sr. and Ethel M. (Schilling) Gehris. He was a 1953 graduate of Reading High School and was a self employed store owner of many shops on Penn St. He was the owner of G & G Novelty on 8th & Penn and Stew's Uptown News on 9th & Penn. He was an avid coin collector and also owned the Coin Shop on 10th & Penn.

Stewart enjoyed the horses. He loved sports, especially baseball and he got a chance to play in the Minor Leagues. But mostly Stewart was known as a family man.

In addition to his wife, Ruth; Stewart is survived by five sons: Stewart Gehris and his wife, Annelise, Scott Gehris and his wife, Sue, Steve Gehris and his wife, Debra, Randy Gehris and John Gehris and his wife, Mindy; a daughter, Laure Gehris and her spouse, Lynda Adam; three stepsons: Michael Iezzi and his wife, Melanie, David Torchia and his wife, Susan and Joseph Torchia and his wife, Marybeth; 18 grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

Also surviving are nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.

In addition to his parents, Stewart is predeceased by a sister, Carolyn (Gehris) Synder.

Services will be Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 1pm in Auman's Inc. Funeral Home, 390 W. Neversink Rd., Reading, PA 19606. A viewing for family and friends will be in the funeral home Tuesday from 12 to 1pm. Stewart will be laid to rest in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Reading.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bethany Childrens Home, 1863 Bethany Rd., Womelsdorf, PA 19567.

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  • Ruth Gehris, Wife
  • Stewart Gehris, Son
  • Annelise Gehris, Daughter-in-law
  • Scott Gehris, Son
  • Sue Gehris, Daughter-in-law
  • Steve Gehris, Son
  • Debra Gehris, Daughter-in-law
  • Randy Gehris, Son
  • John Gehris, Son
  • Mindy Gehris, Daughter-in-law
  • Laure Gehris, Daughter
  • Lynda Adam, Daughter-in-law
  • Michael Iezzi, Stepson
  • Melanie Iezzi, Stepdaughter-in-law
  • David Torchia, Stepson
  • Susan Torchia, Stepdaughter-in-law
  • Joseph Torchia, Stepson
  • Marybeth Torchia, Stepdaughter-in-law
  • Also surviving are 18 grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.

    Stewart is predeceased by his parents, Stewart H. Geris, Sr. and Ethel (Schilling) Gehris and a sister, Carolyn (Gehris) Snyder.

  • Bethany Childrens Home


  • Viewing Tuesday, October 30, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, October 30, 2018
  • Burial Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Stewart Henry Gehris Jr.

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larry miller

October 28, 2018

Steve,Randy Sorry for your loss. You both look a lot like your father. It sounds like the world lost other GREAT guy. I miss working with both of you. Take care and be safe!!!