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Harold Gerhardt

February 24, 1923 — July 9, 2017

Harold “Butch” Gerhardt, 94, of Sunset Terrace in Cicero, died Sunday, July 9th at University Hospital. Butch was a life resident of the Cicero area and was the son of the late Conrad and Mabel Gerhardt.

He attended North Syracuse School and was a World War II Naval Veteran who served in the Pacific Theater aboard the USS Ranger. Butch was employed by General Super Plating in East Syracuse for 30 years as a buffer and polisher before retiring in 1981. He also worked as a private contractor for NY Telephone Company and was a member of the IUE (International Union of Electrical Workers) Local #319. Butch enjoyed camping with his family; one of his favorite places to camp was at Selkirk Shores.

He was predeceased by his wife, the former Esther (Noyes) Gerhardt in 1989.

Surviving are his two daughters: Sandra (Ronald) Poplawski of Cicero and Sharon Gerhardt of Bridgeport; his two granddaughters: Jennifer Petranchuk of North Syracuse and Heather Poplawski of Brewerton; and his three great grandchildren: Morgan, Brady, & Carter.

Contributions in Butch’s name may be made to St. Joseph's Indian School, 1301 N. Main St, Chamberlain, SD 57325 or to Anna's Pantry at Sacred Heart Church, 8229 S. Main St, Cicero, NY 13039.

Friends may call on Thursday from 4 - 7 pm at Krueger Funeral Home, 2619 Brewerton Road, Mattydale. Funeral services will be at the funeral home on Friday, 10:00 am, followed by burial in Pine Plains Cemetery, Clay.
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