Robert Gephart

Obituary of Robert Gephart

Robert H. Gephart, 92, of Lower Pottsgrove Twp., PA passed away on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center. He was the husband of the late Mary (Matay) Gephart with whom he shared 67 years of marriage.

Robert was born June 17, 1925 in Pottstown, PA. He was a son of the late Norman and Nellie (Rhoads) Gephart.

Robert served in World War II as a staff sergeant and a waist gunner in B-24 bombers. He worked as a tire inspector at Firestone Tire Company for over 35 years. He loved hunting and fishing, but especially enjoyed spending time with his family.

Mr. Gephart is survived by two children, Norman Gephart, husband of Merrie, Boyertown, PA, and Roberta Hanley, (Gregg Linn), Pottstown, PA; two grandchildren, Jamie Hanley, husband of Tracey, Pottstown, PA, and Chad Gephart, Abington, PA; two great-grandchildren, Brittany Wagner and Summer Hanley.

He is predeceased by his siblings, Theda Smith, Ken Gephart, Richard Gephart, Francis Gephart, and Betty High.

Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Houck & Gofus Funeral Home, Inc., 955 N. Charlotte St., Pottstown, PA 19464 will be handling the arrangements. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Robert’s honor to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to the family at