Nancy A. (Whitman) Gerlach, 80

November 14, 2021

Nancy A. (Whitman) Gerlach, 80, of Lancaster, PA passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, November 14, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Lebanon, PA she was the daughter of the late Agnes Isabelle (Curtain) and Sterling Elmer Whitman. She was the loving wife to John W. Gerlach for 38 years.

Nancy attended Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in New Holland. She enjoyed traveling especially to Ocean City, Myrtle Beach, and New York City. The highlight of Nancy’s travels was the vacation she shared with John doing a 10 day tour of Italy, she enjoyed it so. Nancy, also known to many as “Nanny” spent many years active in her community. She had a love for children of all ages and often hosted neighborhood kids to swim in her pool, stay for a meal, or lent a helping hand. She had a deep love for the holidays, especially Christmas; decorating, baking, cooking, and most of all spending time with her family and friends. She will be remembered for her enthusiasm for life, her generosity, and her fighting spirit.

She is survived by her husband John; her children: Melissa A. Iwaszko of Falls Church, VA, Kimberly J. Watson of Mt. Gretna, PA and James C. Kutz (Lou Beltrami) of Brooklyn, NY; her grandchildren: Brianna, Halle, and Amelia; and great-grandchildren: Ashton and Aiden. She was preceded in death by her siblings: Jean Sirola, Richard “Red” Whitman, Margaret “Jackie” Whitman, Helen “Colleen” Toye and infant twin brothers.

Family and friends will be received from 5PM-7PM on Friday, November 26, 2021 at the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA 17543. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10AM on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 601 Delp Road, Lancaster, PA 17601. Family and friends will be received from 9:15 AM until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Nancy’s memory to Tunnels to Towers Foundation,, an organization she herself supported.

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November 24, 2021

John, Missy, Kimmy and James………Aunt Nancy was my favorite.  I’ve thought about this for some time and wondered why.  I figured it out….Aunt Nancy made me feel Special.  More so than anyone else.  Aunt Nancy I were only 17 years apart in age.  Her friend Susie and her would visit us in NY and I can remember that (clearly) as far back as to when I 4 or 5.  Now she is with Jesus, my Mom, Dad and the rest of the family.  May God give you comfort as you morn…..Love Jack, Lorie, Alex & Jake

November 22, 2021

John.    You and the kids have my heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your dear Nancy . The obituary  about her life was beautifully written. God bless you all.  Darla “Dombach” Ihnat

November 22, 2021

So sorry to her of your lost.
from your friends at Clemens food group.
Joe & Todd

November 21, 2021

So sorry for your loss, John and family.
Christine Allwein (Yost)

November 21, 2021

To the entire Gerlach family, I am so sorry to hear of Nancy’s passing, my thoughts and prayers are with you as you go though the loss of a wonderful woman who is remembered fondly, Sincerely, Denise Trimby

November 20, 2021

My deepest sympathy to the family of Nancy.  I grew up with her on S. 3rd Street.   We had many good memories of  the years we spent together.  May she rest in peace. 

November 20, 2021

Our deepest sympathy to all of Nancy ‘s family from her classmates of Lebanon High School,  Class of 1960.

November 20, 2021

God Bless and keep you close to him We were very sorry to know you passed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Melissa, Kimberly ,and Jamie. Uncle Tom and Aunt Rita

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