Obituary of George F. Gearhart , 69
|Name of Deceased||George F. Gearhart|
|Date of Death||11/25/2009|
|Date of Birth||05/28/1940|
|Funeral Home||Harold M. Zimmerman And Son Funeral Home|
George Frederick Gearhart, 69, of Greencastle, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009, in the emergency room of Waynesboro Hospital.
Born May 28, 1940, in Bellefonte, he was a son of Ruth M. (Mothersbaugh) Gearhart, of Boalsburg, and the late Charles W. Gearhart. He was a retired teacher with the Franklin County Career and Technology Center of Chambersburg, having taught sheet metal and plumbing.
In his earlier years ,he was employed by Penn State. George was a 1958 graduate of State College Area High School and Penn State. He was a member of the Iota Lambda Sigma fraternity and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. George was a member of St. John's United Church Of Christ of Boalsburg and more recently attended Greencastle Baptist Church. He was a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary (Flotilla 56), of Chambersburg, post member of the Frank L. Carbaugh American Legion Post #373 and a social member of the Harry D. Zeigler Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #6319, both of Greencastle. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State Teachers Association and the local Skills U.S.A. (formerly VICA) program.
He and his wife, Bernice K. (Dry) Gearhart were married August 21, 1970, in Boalsburg. Surviving family in addition to his wife and mother are two daughters, Carranda M. (Gearhart) Barkdoll and Deanna R. (Gearhart) Bowers, both of Greencastle; a son, William F. Gearhart, of Port Matilda; five grandchildren, Aaron, Derrick, Shane, Joshua and Mason; and a brother, Charles Gearhart, of Centre Hall.
A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, at Greencastle Baptist Church, 2377 Buchanan Trail West, Greencastle. Military honors will be provided following the service.
There will be no viewing, but the family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, at church. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Antietam Humane Society, 8513 Lyons Road, Waynesboro, PA 17268; or to the U. S. Navy Memorial Foundation, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Suite 123, Washington D.C. 20004-2608. Arrangements were handled by the Harold M. Zimmerman And Son Funeral Home of Greencastle. Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanfh.com.