Thomas D. Gerhart
Born Sept. 4, 1936 in San Bernardino, 11-year Bishop resident Thomas D. Gerhart, 76, passed away Dec. 25, 2012 at Braswells Community Care Center in Yucaipa.
Thomas served in the Naval Air during the Korean War. After serving in the military, Tom went on to work for the state of California Water Resource Department for 15 years.
Tom is survived by his wife, Beatrice Gerhart of Huntington Beach; sister, Anne Fitzpatrick of Bishop; cousins, Judy and Al Hooper of Fresno, Janet M. Scott of Fresno and Richard Thomas of San Luis Obispo; niece, Judy Kansey; nephew, Thomas Fitzpatrick; grandnieces, Sophia and Monika; and grandnephews Timothy and Sean.
A graveside service will be held at noon Friday at the East Line Street Cemetery in Bishop with Father Tony Faint of St. Timothy’s Church officiating followed by VFW post 8988 of Bishop. A memorial mass will follow the graveside service at St. Timothy’s Church at 1 p.m.