Mary H. Gerg

Mary H. Gerg, 90, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of Taft Road, St. Marys, passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at Elk Haven, after a lengthy illness.

She was born September 2, 1927, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Thomas Grieggs and Maria Hacherl Grieggs. After her mother’s death, Mary was adopted and raised by her grandmother, Anna Hacherl.  She was a lifelong resident of the area, was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, and attended Villa Maria College.  Mary was a former employee of the Stackpole Carbon Corporation, and along with her husband, was co-owner of the former Mosey Inn in St. Marys.

On January 30, 1943, in the St. Mary’s Church, Mary married William P. Gerg, who preceded her in death on May 24, 2011.

Mary is survived by a daughter, Jennifer Greenawalt and her husband Edward of St. Marys; a son, Anthony M. Gerg and his wife Charlette of St. Marys; four grandchildren, Tony Gerg, Mike Gerg, Kristin Burke, and Allison Nussbaum; and by 12 great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mary was preceded in death by three sisters, Anna Rettger, Salome Lecker, and Catherine Kern; and by nine brothers, Michael, Herbert, Edmund, Frank, Alfred, Norbert, Father Charles, Thomas, and Leonard Hacherl. She was the last member of her immediate family.

Mary was a member of the St. Mary’s Church. She loved to crochet and go camping, and she especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the St. Mary’s Church on Friday, July 27, 2018, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Peter Augustine Pierjok, OSB, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Thursday, July 26, 2018, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM and Friday morning, from 9:00 until 9:30 AM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Elk Haven Nursing Home, 785 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, PA 15857, or to the St. Mary’s Church, 325 Church Street, St. Marys, PA  15857.

Daniel M. Malone July 27, 2018 at 1:42 am

Mary and Bill Gerg were my Godparents. Mary was a kind and loving soul. She truly will be missed.

Daniel M. Malone

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