David K. Gerber, of Hanover, Pa., died Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011, at the Hanover Hospital. He was the husband of Linda K. (Workman) Gerber.
He was born Oct. 26, 1943, in Smithville, Ohio, the son of the late Wilbur and Mary (Shutt) Gerber.
David was an active member of the Black Rock Brethren Church, where he was a deacon and chaired numerous committees through the years and served in the church choir. He attended Bluffton College, Ohio, and graduated from Ohio State University in 1966. He was an administrator with Brook Lane in Hagerstown, Md., for more than 21 years. He recently retired as senior vice president from the Cross Keys Village, Brethren Home Community after 24 years.
David enjoyed volunteering, riding both his scooter and tractor, attending tractor shows, spending time with his family, especially his grandsons, and traveling and listening to classical music. He was an avid supporter of Ohio State Athletics.
In addition to his wife Linda, David is survived by a son, Eric Gerber and his wife, Joan E., of Smithsburg, Md.; daughter, Beth E. Gerber and her fiance, Morris M. Miller, of Lancaster, Pa.; a brother, Virgil Gerber and his wife, Nancy, of Urbana, Ohio; a sister-in-law, Joyce Gerber of Dalton, Ohio; two grandsons, Nathaniel C. and Owen I. Gerber of Smithsburg, Md.; and several nieces and nephews in Ohio. He was predeceased by two brothers, William and Caleb Gerber.
There will be no viewing. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Nicarry Meeting House, Cross Keys Village, 2990 Carlisle Pike, New Oxford, Pa., with a visitation one hour prior to service from 9 to 10 a.m. There will be a visitation Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Feiser Funeral Home, Inc., 302 Lincoln Way West, New Oxford. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be sent to the Good Samaritan Fund c/o The Brethren Home Community, 2990 Carlisle Pike, New Oxford, PA. 17350. The Feiser Funeral Home Inc. of New Oxford is in charge of the arrangements. Memories may be shared at www.feiserfuneralhome.com.