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Donald T. Gerhart, 67 – Avid Steelers Fan

Donald T. Gerhart, 67, of St. Clair, passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, East, Pottsville.

Born in Pittsburgh, PA on December 20, 1952, he was the son of the late Elmer and Alma (Davis) Gerhart.

Don was a graduate of Oliver High School in Pittsburgh, Class of 1971, where he lettered in diving. He served in the U.S. Marines Corps from October 1971 until October 1975. He worked and retired from Prysmian Draka Cableteq, USA in Schuylkill Haven.

Don was a former volunteer fireman with the Columbia Hose Company in St. Clair and an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan, who regularly visited Heinz Field to see games. He also loved playing Slotomania on his smart phone, playing softball, going to the casino, and most of all, his family and grandchildren.

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In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Sandra J. (Martin) Gerhart on October 28, 2018, a brother Robert Gerhart, and a sister Alma Timko.

Don is survived by a daughter Julie A. Stone and her husband Bill, Barnesville; a son Donald T. Gerhart Jr. and his wife Laura, Palm Bay, FL; four grandchildren: Caitlin and Mitchell Stone and Lily and Liam Gerhart; a brother Ray Gerhart and his wife Sandy, Latrobe, PA; two sisters: Carol Mike and her husband Don, Bulger, PA and Lois Neely, Pittsburgh, PA; and nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home in Port Carbon at 11AM on Saturday, August 1st, followed by military honors by the Marines and the St. Clair Veterans Honor Guard.

Relatives and Friends are invited to visit with the family on Saturday morning from 10-11AM at Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home.

Interment will be held private. Please send condolences to www.robertaevansjrfh.com.

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