|Birth: ||Mar. 12, 1935|
|Death: ||Oct. 20, 2012|
Gerald Andrew Wertman, Sr. Colonel, Retired, 77, of Bethlehem Township, died Saturday, October 20, 2012, in his home. He was the husband of Phyllis Dugan Wertman. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late George and Virginia (Kline) Wertman. A 1953 graduate of Allentown High School, he received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Cincinnati. He was employed as a licensed professional engineer at the Bethlehem Steel Corp. and later Sungard Pentamation. He also served active and inactive duty in the United States Army for 28 years until retiring in 1987 as Colonel. Gerry volunteered at Victory House of Bethlehem, Bethlehem Meals-on-Wheels and as an instructor for the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and Delhigh Power Squadron. He was a member of the Honorary First Defenders of the Lehigh Valley, life member of Reserve Officers Association (Past President, Lehigh Valley Chapter), Military Officers Association of America and the National Eagle Scout Association. He belonged to St. Annes Catholic Church, Bethlehem. Survivors: Wife, Phyllis [Dugan] Wertman ; son, Gerald Andrew Wertman, Jr. of Allentown; daughters, Lisa (Paul) Prass of Bethlehem and Kathryn Wertman of Colorado Springs, CO; step-daughters, Patricia (Michael) Sauka of Allentown and Kathleen (Peter) Bennett of North Andover, MA; former wife, Jean Rae Palumbo of Allentown; grandchildren, Austin, Angela and Seth; step-grandchildren, Megan, Christopher, Anna Grace, Andrew and Holly. He was predeceased by a daughter Renae Reichenbach. Services: Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 26, in St. Annes Catholic Church, 450 Washington Avenue, Bethlehem, followed by interment with military honors in First Presbyterian Church Memorial Garden. Arrangements, Pearson Funeral Home, Bethlehem. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wounded Warriors, Meals-on-Wheels of Bethlehem or Victory House of Bethlehem.
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First Presbyterian Church Memorial Gardens
Created by: Chuck X-Gen
Record added: Oct 23, 2012
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