Ralph Stevens Gerahrd

March 29, 2021


Ralph S. Gerhard, 72, of MarLin, passed away Monday, March 29th, at LVHN Schuylkil . Ralph was born in Pottsville, on October 11, 1948, a son of the late Beryl (Lee) and Ralph Gerhard. He was the husband of Carol M. (Close) Gerhard. He attended Juniata College. He was a former Residential Service Aide at the Hamburg State Center, Hamburg. He was a member of the MarLin Hose Co. and of AFSCME. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a Step-son Scott Palokas, and a brother, Roger Gerhard. Ralph is survived by his wife, Carol, a son, Michael Gerhard, two step daughters, Missy, wife of Eddie Hahner, Pam, wife of Mark Imler. Ralph is also survived by a sister, Eileen Rump and a brother, Henry Gerhard. Also surviving are grandchildren Shelby and J.R. Hahner, McKayla & Allie Jones. Visitation will be held 9:00 to 11:00 AM on Monday, April 5th at the Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home Inc. in Minersville. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in Ralph’s name to the Hillside S.P.C.A. 51 S.P.C.A. Rd., Pottsville, Pa. 17901 Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home Inc. Minersville, entrusted with the arrangements.

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The Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth

April 5, 2021 5:37 PM

We were so sorry to hear of Ralph's passing. Though we know he has gone home to God, it is still difficult for the loved ones left behind. Ralph and his family and friends are in our thoughts during this difficult time. The Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth are praying for all of you, now and always.

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