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Mary A. Gerhards


Mary Ann Gerhards, 83, died Friday, March 29, at her home in Highspire. She was the widow of James (Skip) Gerhards.

She was born in Frackville, Pa. on April 15, 1935.

For many years, Mary Ann was the Pharmacy Director at Harrisburg Hospital. She was a graduate of Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science.

She is survived by six nieces and nephews, including David Achenbach of Louisburg, N.C., John Achenbach of Harrisburg, and Sandra Achenbach Sellers of McLean, Va., all formerly of Highspire.

Graveside funeral services and burial will be held on Friday, April 5 at 2 p.m. at Highspire Cemetery, Eisenhower Boulevard, Lower Swatara Township. There will be no viewing or visitation.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Citizens Fire Company No. 1 of Highspire, Pa., sent to 640 Eshelman Street, Highspire, PA 17034.

K.M. Knight Funeral Home, Highspire is in charge of the arrangements.