Obituaries

Gerhartz, Conrad

March 25th, 2010

conrad gerhartzConrad J. Gerhartz, age 82, of Wilmington, died March 25, 2010.

Beloved husband of the late Mary L. (Healy), devoted father of Steven Gerhartz & his wife Susan of Bradenton, FL, Leah Gerhartz of Wilmington, Laura McCormack & her husband Jeff of Nashua, NH, Barbara Morse of Billerica, and John Gerhartz & his wife Kristin of Reading, loving grandfather of Michael, Kelly, Dennis Jr., Lindsey, Jennifer, Zachary, and great-granddaughter Kyleigh, dear son of the late Conrad P. & Johanna M. (Hofbauer) Gerhartz, brother of Lea Gerhartz of Madrid, Spain, Janet Bramschreiber of Greenbay, WI, Robert Gerhartz of Deltona, FL, and Nancy Daniels of Navarre, FL, Conrad is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and his longtime loving friend and companion Adele Passmore of Wilmington.

Family and friends will gather at Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave (Rte 62) Wilmington, on Wednesday, March 31st at 10am followed by a funeral mass at St. Theresa’s Church, 63 Winter St., North Reading at 11:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours Tuesday, March 30th from 4-7pm. A live webcast of the funeral mass and interment can be made available; contact Steve Gerhartz dentman333@aol.com for more info.

Memorial donations in Conrad’s name may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney St., Boston, MA 02215.

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16 Entries in Guest Book for “Gerhartz, Conrad”

  1. Hazel and Warren Stocker says:

    To John and Kris:

    Warren and I are so sorry to hear of John’s father passing.
    He is with God now.

  2. Don and Jan Vautour says:

    To John and Kris,
    Our deepest heartfelt thoughts are with the both of you and your family on the passing of your dad.

    Love Jan and Don

  3. Brad Potts and Diane Berner says:

    We were so sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. It really has been a rough year for you all.
    We hope to see you next week. Call if there is something we can do for you.
    Love, Brad, Diane and Family

  4. Bruce and Kate Prouty says:

    Steve and family,

    Kate and I extend our deepest sympathies to you and your family on the passing of your father.

    Peace.

    Bruce and Kate

  5. Jim & Marie Quale says:

    Dear John & Kris:

    Our deepest sympathy to you and all of your family. We know Conrad is in a much better place now and without pain and suffering. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Dad & Mom Quale

  6. Anthony Caperci says:

    To all of Conrads family:

    My deepest regrests go out to you and hopefully Connie is chewing the fat with my father.

    I first met Connie in the Boy Scouts back in 1979ish and he was always an excellent leader and really cared for the kids. On our five or six “50 Milers” he was the master cook and made sure we all ate good in the morning and had food for lunch. My father was good friends with him and always talked about the visits they usually had about every 1-2 weeks. They enjoyed fishing up in Maine and just spending time together shooting the stuff. ALL the scouts in Troop 63 respected him and looked up to him; he was former military which means a lot to me as being a 25 year Army veteran I can appreciate what he did for our country.

    Conrad is one of the only persons I knew who actually hand-made a canoe from scatch and took it down the Connecticut River numerous times–and it held up!.

    God bless and rest easy now.

    TC

  7. Dan Brown says:

    Steve

    Thank you for informing me of dad’s passing. I always enjoyed his company, and the discussions we shared on the metaphysical aspects of life and death. Now he has the advantage of knowing what comes next, while the rest of us are still left to wonder.

    I am also certain dad has already picked out a favored spot and is drawing plans to construct his next dream home. And as in life, no doubt he will make it large enough to accommodate the gathering of those he loved so dearly in life. My best to you and to all of Connie’s extended family.

    Dan

  8. Hugo Wiberg, III says:

    My fondest memory of Mr. Gerhartz will always be lifting the car off of him when the jack slipped. A wonderful neighbor. He will be missed. Our condolances to the family.
    Hugo

  9. Jim Canale says:

    To the Gerhartz family –

    It was a pleasure to have your dad for a friend. My Mom (Joanne) and I are really going to miss his visits, phonecalls and emails. We had been praying every day for his recovery and were shocked to learn of his passing. Connie had a great sense of humor, and was a loveable character. He was a real family man and very proud of his children and extended family.

    It’s sad that he will not get into his new house. He was so excited about it! He sent me pictures throughout the stages of construction. Beautiful place! Connie knew about a lot of things, and was a real innovator. I remember the discussions we had about the clever heating system he developed. He’s probably working on an even better place right now in Heaven.

    You are in our continued thoughts and prayers.

    God Bless,

    Jim Canale

  10. JANE AND KENNETH NEWLUN says:

    OUR HEART GOES OUT TO ALL OF YOU. EVEN THOUGH WE LIVE FAR APART WE THINK OF YOU ALWAYS. CONNIE IS CLOSE TO OUR HEARTS. I KNOW HE IS IN HEAVEN NOW WITH HIS MOTHER AND FATHER AND HAVING A REUNION WITH THEM AS YOU WILL BE WITH ALL OF HIS FRIENDS AND FAMILY. WE SHOULD CELEBRATE HIS LIFE TOGETHER AND NOT BE SAD BECAUSE HE IS IN A BETTER PLACE AND IN NO PAIN. HEAVEN IS WHAT WE WANT IT TO BE AND I AM SURE THAT CONNIE IS IN HIS DREAM CABIN SITTING BACK AND SMILING. WE SEND OUR LOVE. REMEMBER GOD DOES NOT GIVE US ANYTHING WE CAN’T HANDLE AND THAT WILL MAKE US A STRONGER AND BETTER PERSON.

  11. Lynn & Jack Kampf says:

    Connie will be greatly missed. He always had kind words and always smiling and telling his stories. He will always be remembered as you share your stories and memories of how he lived his life and how very much he meant to the family. The whole family is in our prayers. I am sending you much love.
    Lynn, Jack & Eric

  12. Kathy & Paul McGillvray says:

    Dear John and Kristin, I am so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. May all your memories bring you comfort in the days and years ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  13. Nancy says:

    I am so sorry that I cannot be with all of you at this time, you are in my thoughts and daily prayers. Connie is in a better place we all know and let that be be some consolation for all of us. I will miss his frequent calls and he always had a positive outlook and would support me. Remember, the rest of the family loves you so remember to keep in touch and share.

  14. Jim Higgins says:

    Dear John and Kris: Sorry to hear of dad’s passing. I have heard a lot of stories and memories over the years about “Connie”. I wish I had the opportunity to meet him. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone. JIM

  15. Bob Patrickus says:

    To: Rob, Janet, Nancy & Lea
    Believe it or not I do remember Connie very well. I am sorry to here of his death. All of you have my condolences and also his children and beloved friends.

    To Rob, Jan, Nancy & Lea, I know I haven’t seen you people for many years, but that doesn’t mean I don’t always think of our families.

    I was in OF today to take care of Bob Shellman and Uncle Ralphs wife, Neva’s tax returns. Drove around town and rememberd wonderful memories of OF.

    Hey everybody, give me an update on your life. Reach me at “bob@patrickusjones.com”, I’m still working in my 49th tax season & still lovin it. Maybe dumb but retirement is more dumb.

    Sorry for the loss of Connie:
    Bob Patrickus, Oldes grandson of Mary Lemorande, oldest son of Marian Patrickus.

  16. Janet Bigelow says:

    Am so happy you made arrangments for the live broadcasat of the funeral. It is so hard to believe that Connie is gone and I will not see him again. Know ;he is safely home in heaven and all the pain aand grief are over, but do wish he could have had a few more years with us and finish his house etc. will miss all his phone calls letting us know what is going on out east. Love you all and keep in touch.

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