Monday, March 4, 2024

Michael P. Gerhart

Michael P. Gerhart, 61, of Columbia, passed away on February 3, 2024. He was born on July 23, 1963, in Easton, Pennsylvania, to Clarence and Madeline (McInerney) Gerhart. Michael was a kind, compassionate and generous friend whose companionship will be missed by many.

Michael is survived by his mother, Madeline Gerhart; his brother Howard “Butch” Shoemaker (Myrna); nephew Sean Saunders; and his beloved dog Boots. He was predeceased by his sister Sandra Saunders and his long-time partner Carolyn in 2023.

Michael worked as a realtor for Fiedler Real Estate in Hackettstown. He would often be found fixing trucks and tractors and always enjoyed working on anything with a motor, from dirt bikes to cars. Michael was also an avid hunter and sportsman with a penchant for wildlife photography. Michael cared deeply for his pets throughout his life was a lifetime member of the ASPCA. Michael was also a longtime member of the Sons of the American Legion.

A visitation will be held at Newbaker Funeral Home in Blairstown on Monday, February 12, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.. Services will be held Tuesday, February 13, at 11 a.m. at Newbaker Funeral Home, Blairstown. Interment to follow at Yellow Frame Cemetery, Fredon.

In lieu of flowers please consider making donations in Michael’s honor to the ASPCA https://secure.aspca.org/donate/.