A. David Gerhart, 73, Weave Co. worker, composer and keyboardist, collector, genealogist

By on September 19, 2018

A. David Gerhart, 73, of Lancaster, passed away, surrounded by his loving family, on Sept. 13, 2018, at Country Meadows, Lancaster. He was a life-long resident of Denver prior to moving to Country Meadows.

Dave was born in Lancaster to Alexander and Kathryn (Brubaker) Gerhart on June 21, 1945.

He worked as a textile examiner for Weave Corporation in Denver for 26 years. Dave was an avid collector of stamps, coins, and sports memorabilia. He was a loyal fan of Penn State football and women’s college basketball. He enjoyed reading, especially history, political science, and genealogy. He also studied piano and organ, and composed music.

Preceding Dave in death were his parents.

Surviving Dave are two daughters: Melissa S., wife of Brian Sneath of Lancaster; and Stephanie L. Kendall, companion of Doug Fellenbaum of Lebanon; two grandchildren: Ashley (Harnish) Marquart, wife of Ryan Marquart of Lancaster; and Katelyn (Harnish) Hess, wife of Joshua Hess of Washington Boro; and a brother: Jeffrey W. Gerhart, husband of Linda of Wyomissing.

Friends may gather to visit at Paul L. Gravenor Home for Funerals, 100 W. Main St. Ephrata, on Wednesday, Sept. 19, from 1 to 2 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Henry Herbener officiating. Burial will follow at Mellinger’s Union Cemetery, Gockley Road, Schoeneck.

Please consider a memorial gift to the Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Center at Lancaster General Hospital: lancastergeneralhealth.org.

Dave wishes to thank his caregivers at Country Meadows and Grane Hospice for their kindness and care.

To leave condolences, visit gravenorhomeforfunerals.com. Paul L. Gravenor Home for Funerals, Ephrata, was entrusted with the arrangements.

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