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Gerda Squires | 79

October 25, 1941 - July 30, 2021

Gerda Squires, 79, of 215 Wendel Road, St. Marys, passed away Friday, July 30, 2021, after an illness of the past several months.

She was born October 25, 1941, in Germany, daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Lemke Engelberg.  Gerda was a graduate of Central Catholic High School and was a retired employee of Osram Sylvania.

On June 16, 1962, in the St. Mary’s Church, Gerda married John T. Squires, who preceded her in death on January 7, 2005.

She is survived by three sons: William T. Squires of Winchester, VA; Timothy J. Squires of St. Marys; and Shawn M. Squires and his wife Michelle of Concord, NC; four grandchildren: Marah Wehler, Madison Holliday, Lauren Squires, and Spencer Squires; her sister, Hilda Walker of St. Marys; two brothers: Peter Engelberg and his wife Rita of St. Marys and Martin Engelberg and his wife Judy of Brockway; and by a sister-in-law, Nancy Engelberg of St. Marys.

In addition to her husband and parents, Gerda was preceded in death by a brother, Siegfried Engelberg.

Gerda was a member of the Queen of the World Church.  She loved her family, especially her grandchildren, and she enjoyed gardening and watching the birds at the feeder in her yard.

There will be no visitation.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Jeffery Noble,  Pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to a favorite charity.




Funeral Service

August 4, 2021
10:00 AM
Queen of the World Church

Final Resting Place

August 4, 2021
St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery

Tribute Wall


  1. Gerda, you were so loved by every member of our family. We all have sweet memories of you…from Toni perms to your delicious desserts. You helped us out in many ways and in particular blessed me with allowing me to be Timmy’s godmother. You will be missed by many!

  2. Johnny Squires, the husband of Gerda, was my absolute best childhood friend. I never met Gerda but we did exchange letters after the passing of Johnny. My sincere condolence goes out to all of Gerda’s children and her grandchildren.

  3. To Bill, Timmy, Shawn and families. What a kind wonderful woman Gerda was, she made growing up in the neighborhood a special memory. What a wonderful next door neighbor her and Johnny and all you guys were. May we all remember all of The special memories. I was so shocked to hear of her passing.

  4. To all of Gerda’s family, I would like to send my sympathies to you all. Please know that I sincerely appreciate your loss and extend my heartfelt feelings to all of you.

  5. Shawn, Michelle, Marsh, Spencer & Family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. God bless. Sending you love.

  6. So many cherished memories with Gerda. Heartfelt Sympathy to those who loved her.

  7. Shawn, Michelle, Marah and Spencer – we are so sorry for your loss. Gerda was kind to invite our family to watch fireworks. She was always open to us, whenever we met. Prayers for you all

  8. Shawn and family – I’m sorry for the loss of your mom.

  9. Our deepest condolences to the Squires family. You are all in our prayers….

  10. My deepest condolences, sending you and your family strength, peace and love during this time.

  11. Please accept our deepest sympathy in the loss of Gerda. Alan and I have fond memories of her and are saddened by her passing. Gerda was always kind to us.
    Bless you all.
    Alan and Ginny Laird Schneider

  12. So sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
    With Deepest Sympathy,
    Dean, Mary, & Ryan Hanes

  13. Shawn, Michelle, and family,

    Wishing you strength and peace during this difficult time. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  14. Prayers and condolences to Billy, Tim & Sean and all who loved her! I have many memories of times our families spent together… including blackberry picking for the biggest berries when we came to visit Johnny & Gerda. Much love ❤️ to you all. Kelli Green

  15. Maddie and family, so sorry for your loss. You have my deepest sympathy.

  16. Prayers to Shawn and Michelle and the family. May you remember all the wonderful memories.😓🙏🏻

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