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Robert J. Gerhardt, Jr.

05/07/1945 - 03/29/2019

Obituary for Robert J. Gerhardt, Jr.

Robert J. Gerhardt, Jr. age 73 of Hamilton passed away Friday March 29, 2019 in his home. He was born May 7, 1945 in Cleveland, Ohio the son of the late Robert J. Gerhardt, Sr. and Edna (nee Johns) Gerhardt. On June 14, 1969 he married LaDonna Whited. Mr. Gerhardt was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force as a military police Staff Sergeant. He served four years in the Air Force, including one year in Vietnam. He worked in public service for over 30 years as a police officer for the City of Fairfield; clerk of the city council; city manager, and a number of years as a member of city council. He then worked for the Butler County Auditor’s office until his retirement. Mr. Gerhardt was a member and master of the Hugh Bates Masonic Lodge and the Eastern Star. He served in numerous positions in Masonry over the years. He was also a member of the Fairfield VFW. He is survived by wife of nearly 50 years, LaDonna Gerhardt; two sons Robert J. (Melissa) Gerhardt, III and Eric J. (Julie) Gerhardt; five grandchildren Madison L. (Nathan) Gerhardt-Zuniga, Robert J. Gerhardt, IV, Emma K. Gerhardt, Reagan Gerhardt, Alexandria Thomas, and a great grandson on the way. He was also preceded in death by two sisters Patricia Lykins and Joanne Molck. Visitation 5-8 PM Wednesday at THE WEBSTER FUNERAL HOME 3080 Homeward Way at Rt. 4, Fairfield. A Masonic Service will be conducted at 7:00 PM Wednesday evening at the funeral home, followed by an Eastern Star service. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday April 4, 2019 at the funeral home, with Pastor Barry Wilson, officiating. Burial to follow with full military honors in Rose Hill Burial Park. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions would be appreciated to The Ohio Masonic Home, 2655 West National Road, Springfield, Ohio 45504 (ohiomasonichome.org) www.websterfuneralhomes.com

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05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Webster Funeral Home - Visitation 5-8 Wednesday 4-3-19/Funeral service 11AM Thursday 4-4-19
3080 Homeward Way
Fairfield, OH 45014
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I’m so sorry for your loss. I’d like to share some real hope with you. In Psalms 146:4 tells the condition of the dead. “His breath goeth forth, he returneth to the earth and that very day his thoughts perish.” In John 6:40+44 and Acts 24:15 the bible promises a resurrection of our loved ones back to earth. When Jesus resurrected Lazarus from the dead, it was to earth. That was a foregleam of the future. In Psalms 37:11+29 says man will live forever on the earth in peace. That was God’s original purpose, for man to live forever in the garden of eden. God’s purpose hasn’t changed. In Isaiah 45:18 says God created the earth to be inhabited. That’s why he gave his son to die for us, John 3:16, so we could have everlasting life on earth. In Revelation 21:4 says there’ll be no more pain or death. Since there’s no pain or death in heaven, those are future conditions here on earth as God had intended. JW.org
- JoyHolt
Bob was a great man and Brother Mason - held in the highest regard and always able to find solutions to challenges while retaining a positive demeanor and outlook. Courage, strength, and prayers from our family to yours.
- John M. Cutter
It was my pleasure to work with Bob while a Representative of The Cincinnati Gas and Electric Co. I have worked with numerous City Managers and Bob was the best. He loved the City of Fairfield and the opportunity to represent the city and he did so in a professional manner. I truly lost a valued friend as well as those who were associated with Bob.
- James R Macenko
On behalf of the men and women of the Blue Ash Police Department as well as the whole City of Blue Ash Family, we send our heart felt condolences to the Gerhardt family.
- Snoel

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