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Harding Funeral Home
Wednesday February 12th, 2020
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Mass of Christian Burial

St. Nicholas Catholic Church
Thursday February 13th, 2020

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Paul Gerkovich

Paul J. Gerkovich, 85, of Walnutport passed away peacefully Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Gracedale Nursing Home.   He was the husband of Alma M. (Heintzelman) Gerkovich, whom he married April 14, 1956.   Born in Lehigh Township, on July 25, 1934, he was the last survivor of eleven children born to the late Constantine and Catherine (Valo) Gerkovich.
Paul served his country honorably in the US Army from 1957-1959.   He worked briefly for Bethlehem Steel and for A-Treat.  Most of his working years were spent at the American Nickeloid in Walnutport working in the maintenance department.   He also worked part time throughout his career for ABE Refrigeration.   Paul was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Walnutport.
In addition to his wife Alma, he is survived by daughters: Anita and husband John Costa of Schnecksville, Carol and husband Thomas Schneider of Northampton, Stephanie and husband Evan Griffith of Philadelphia; 7 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11AM on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, 1152 Oak Rd, Walnutport.   Calling hours will be from 6 to 8PM on Wednesday February 12 at Harding Funeral Home, 25-27 N. Second St, Slatington.  Interment will follow Mass at the parish cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Paul’s memory to St. Nicholas Catholic Church.

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So many happy memories of visiting with Paul and Alma over all the years - and often meeting somewhere for lunch.  He was a fine man who was devoted to Alma and loved all his family; he will be much missed.

Janet and Lars Luther Feb 11 2020 12:00 AM

Alma and family my thoughts and prayers are with you. My deepest sympathy on the loss of Paul. Hold on to all the wonderful memories as you go forward.

Anita (Mendez) Correll Schnecksville Pa Feb 10 2020 12:00 AM

Our dear uncle Paul will be missed tremendously. He was so loved very much. And he loved everyone in his family. Somehow he always make time for everyone. We are extremely blessed to have had him in our lives.

Neice Deborah Feb 9 2020 12:00 AM

With deepest sympathy. We are thankful to have been members of Paul's extended family. We will miss him and carry on our memories together forever.Yuri, Sylva, Veronica and Martin

Yuri, Sylva, Veronica and Martin Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathies for your lossNick, Holly, and Moira Sander

Nick, Holly, and Moira Sander Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

In loving memory of Dear Uncle Paul, the patriarch of our family.,Descendants of Sister EvelynNieces and nephews, Mary , Matthew, David, and Dana and their families.Debbie, Pete, Alison and EricDeborah Hepler

Deborah Hepler Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM