Arthur W. ‘Ike’ Gehman, 89, Korea vet, crane operator at Carpenter Steel, avid archery hunter

By on October 4, 2017

Arthur W. “Ike” Gehman, 89, of Denver, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, at Penn State Hershey Medical Center.

He was born in Adamstown to the late Solomon and Bessie (Sensenig) Gehman, and was the husband of the late Dawn E. (Witwer) Gehman, who passed away Oct. 1, 2013.

He was a member of Peace United Church of Christ in Swartzville, Adamstown V.F.W. Post 8795, Adamstown Rod and Gun Club, and Ephrata Bowman’s Association. He enjoyed archery hunting; and was a follower of Oral Roberts, Billy Graham, and Robert Schuller Ministries.

Ike was a 1945 graduate of Shillington High School. He went on to serve in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He worked as a crane operator for Carpenter Steel (Car Tech) in Reading.

Ike is survived by a son: Barry L. Gehman of Denver; a granddaughter: Kate, wife of Michael Maxwell; a grandson: Mike Gehman, husband of Kara (Chrisianthon); three great-grandchildren: Owen and Connor Maxwell, and Jaxon Gehman; a daughter-in-law: Pam Hoover Gehman; and a close family friend: Jeanie Johnson.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother: Richard Gehman; and three sisters: Berniece Fry, Dottie Gehman, and Mary Gehman.

A viewing will be held on Friday, Oct. 6, from 10 to 11 a.m., at the Peace United Church of Christ, 37 E. Swartzville Road, Denver. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m., with Pastor William E. Hoch officiating. Interment will take place in the Fairview Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Arthur’s memory may be made to Peace United Church of Christ, 37 E. Swartzville Road, Denver, PA, 17517.

Arrangements by Roseboro Stradling Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc., Denver. Online condolences can be given at

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