Barbara D. Gerhart, 86

Barbara (Bobby) Davis Gerhart, 86, of Luther Acres, passed away on Tuesday evening in Lancaster.

She was the wife of Monroe L. “Dutch” Gerhart, with whom she celebrated 58 years of marriage this past June 24th. Born in Scranton, PA, Bobby was the daughter of the late Sidney Augustus and Sophie Williams Davis.

She had been a homemaker and had previously worked at Armstrong Cork Co. from 1944 to 1950 as a chemist. Bobby was a 1940 graduate of Central High School in Scranton and a 1944 graduate of Wilson College.

She was a member of St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Neffsville and also a long time resident in Manheim Township.

Bobby had volunteered for many years at Lancaster General Hospital in the chaplain’s office. She enjoyed bridge and other card games, birding, knitting, and traveling. She also enjoyed swimming and spending her winters with her husband in Florida. She loved her grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them.

In addition to her husband, Bobby is survived by her children: Karl D. married to Virginia Kauffman Gerhart of Lititz, Charlotte  married to Roger Foster of Aston, PA, Nancy  married to Ernie Kiser of Lancaster, and Theodore D. Gerhart married to Caroline “CJ” Townsend of Aiken, SC; and her 4 grandchildren: David, Becky, Rachel, and Sarah.

Friends will be received on Monday  from 9:30-11AM at St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 10 Delp Rd., Lancaster, PA 17601, with the funeral service to follow at 11AM. Interment will be in St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery in Neffsville.  In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Bobby’s memory to St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church Building Fund. Arrangements are by the Charles F. Snyder Jr Funeral Home and Chapel, Lititz  560-5100. To send an online condolence, please visit

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Dear Dutch and family:
Harry and I were saddened to hear of Bobby’s death. It is many years since we have been to Lancaster and Bobby was one of my closest friends for many years. Our years in Lancaster from 1968 to 1976 were wonderful years, never to be forgotten.
We are thinking of all of you during these difficult days.
Fondly, Harry and Carol Wickstrom, 970 High St., #C2, Worthington, OH 43085

My condolences to your family on the passing of your mother.  I won’t say loss, as I’m sure you will still find her presence with you at times.
Steve and Sharon Ha

She was a constant inspiration to both my Mom and to me in our Bible Study sessions. Nancy has inherited the best of her mother and that I most certainly appreciate. Dutch–you are fortunate to have so many wonderful memories!!! As ever, Eugene, Fr. Gene, that strange preacher Smith.

Losing a loved one is never easy but remember all the memories you have that will keep her alive in you forever.  It always brought a smile to my face to see her.  Thinking of all of you at this time.
Tris Shenigo(Dr. Smallwood’s Office)

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