Charles N. GerberJuly 24, 1937 ~ January 8, 2018 (age 80)
Charles N. Gerber, 80, of Lancaster formerly of Sundance, WY and Maytown, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, January 8, 2018. Born in Mount Joy, he was the son of the late Elwood and Evelyn (Kuhn) Gerber. Charles was the husband of the late Joan Lehman who passed away in 1995.
Charles was a member of Donegal High School’s first graduating class in 1955. He retired from the former Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories after 38 years of employment. Following a lifelong dream of living in the West, he moved to Wyoming for 7 years where he was constantly surrounded and reminded of God’s beautiful creation. He later moved back to Lancaster to be with his family. Charles was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Mount Joy. The Gerber family would like to extend a special “Thank You” to the devoted staff of Hospice and Community Care for their compassionate care and dedicated support.
Charles is survived by three children, Robin (Sam) Zink of Mount Joy, Brian (Patty) Gerber of Lancaster and Cherie (John) VanLenten of Lancaster; seven grandchildren, Cristy (Steven) Mock of Gordonvale, Australia, Brandon (Andrea) Zell of Mount Joy, Michael (Ashley) Zell of Mount Joy, Christopher (Jennifer) Gerber of Taylors, SC , Jennifer Gerber of Lancaster and Jonathan VanLenten and Alyssa VanLenten both of Lancaster; ten great grandchildren; and a brother, Christian Gerber of Lancaster.
He was preceded in death by five siblings, Evelyn Johns, Bette Woods, Robert Gerber, Irvin Gerber and Sandra Garner; son-in-law, Michael Zell; and a granddaughter, Clarissa VanLenten.
A funeral service honoring Charles’s life will be held at Fellowship Baptist Church, 151 Orange Street, Mount Joy on Saturday, January 13, 2017 at 11 AM. Family and friends will be received at the church before the service from 10 AM to 11 AM. Interment will follow at Mount Joy Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Community Care, 685 Good Drive, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604.