Frank R. Gerhold Sr., 83

July 21, 2010
  • Frank R. Gerhold Sr.

FEB. 1, 1927-JULY 18, 2010

Frank R. Gerhold Sr., 83, passed on Sunday, July 18, 2010, to be with his wife, Caroline (Garret) Gerhold, in heaven for eternity. Frank was a resident of Claremont Nursing Home in Carlisle, Pa.

Frank ("Dirt") Gerhold Sr. was the son of David and Maud (Della Gordon) Gerhold and was born at home in Fayetteville, Pa., on Feb. 1, 1927. He was one of 12 siblings.

Frank was a lifetime member of the American Legion in West Fairview, a World War II veteran in the Naval Services and retired from the West Shore School District as its maintenance man.

Surviving his passing are his four sons, Frank R. Gerhold Jr., Stephen C. Gerhold of Enola, Pa., James T. and his wife, Jane L. Gerhold, of Enola, and Thomas W. Gerhold of Duncannon, Pa.; and daughter-in-law, Maryann Cison-Gerhold. Also surviving are his sisters, Helen Gerhold Hose of Hagerstown, Md., and Beatrice Gerhold Marquez of Chambersburg; one brother, G. Lewis Gerhold of Charles Town, W.Va.; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews.


Frank was preceded in death by his two daughters, Linda C. Gerhold and Leona C. Gerhold; and three sons, Kenneth J. Gerhold, Christopher W. Gerhold and Michael Gerhold.

He will be missed dearly by all the people whose heart he touched through his journey of life.

There will be no viewing or services at the request of the family.

In lieu of flowers, please send your contributions in memory of Frank R. Gerhold Sr. to Arthritis Foundation, Central Pennsylvania Chapter, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 204, Harrisburg, PA 17110 or American Diabetes Association, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 103, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., 219 N. Hanover St., Carlisle, is in charge of funeral arrangements. To sign the guest book, go to

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