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Geraldine M. (Clocker) Hartranft, 89 – Loved Camping, Driving with Husband

Geraldine Mildred Hartranft, 89, passed away Thursday, January 16, at Orwigsburg Center, Orwigsburg, where she had been a resident.

Born in Pottsville on April 8, 1930, she was a daughter of the late Albert & Alice (Millinger) Clocker.

She was the widow of Kenneth R. Hartranft, her loving husband of 64 years.

In addition to her parents and husband, Gerry is also preceded in death by her brothers: Albert, & Luke, and her sister, Nancy.

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Gerry had worked as a folder at textile factories in Pottsville, & Orwigsburg for 46 years.

She was a member of United Presbyterian Church, St. Clair, PA. She also belonged to the Pottsville Senior Citizens.

Gerry and her husband loved camping and driving vacations.Together, the couple visited all but 7 states.

Although Gerry & Kenny never had children of their own, they loved their nieces & nephews as if they were their children. She is also survived by two sisters, Betty Grickis-Lambert, Schuylkill Haven, and Helen Wallauer, New Jersey.

A Celebration of Life Funeral Service will be conducted at Ebling-Stabingas Funeral Home, Cressona, at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, January 24, with Rev. Robert Schaeffer officiating.

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A viewing will be held Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

Interment will follow the service at Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven.

At the family’s request, donations in Gerry’s memory may be sent to United Presbyterian Church 120 N. Mill St. Saint Clair, PA 17970.


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