Gerhard Hartig passed away peacefully in his sleep on February 3, 2019 at the age of 90. He was born June 30, 1928 in Römerstadt, Czech Republic to Berthold and Hedwig Hartig. He and his wife, Betty Hartig, immigrated to the United States in 1962. They called Jeannette, Pennsylvania home for more than 50 years. In 2013, they moved to Henderson, Nevada to be closer to family. Gerhard is survived by his sons Gerry, and his wife Anne of Henderson and Michael, and his wife Midge of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; and his granddaughters Krista Hartig and Nicole (Hartig) Smith. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 64 years and his mother and father as well as his brother, Berthold. Prior to his retirement he was employed as a Programmer/Analyst by the Elliott Company, Jeannette and by Westmoreland County. He was the former Scoutmaster of Troop 220, Lincoln Heights, a member of the National Ski Patrol, an EMT with Rescue 14 and a member of the Elliott Retiree Association. He loved this country, his family and friends, and was extremely proud of his children and grandchildren. He leaves behind a legacy of kindness and faith that will endure long after he is gone.
Gerry & Michael : I knew your father a long long time ago, probably back in the 80's. I can honestly say that I never met a finer person. He was the best. Worked with him through the Order of the Arrow in Boy Scouts. Knew. the man he worked for at Elliott company and he told me that Gerhard was his best employee. No matter what he was asked to do he did it without complaining. A rare thing to be able to do. I am SORRY for your loss. I know the WORLD lost truly one of it's best. Carry on and live up to his standards if that is possible. It was an honor to know and work with him. Chuck Galvin
So sorry to hear of his passing . He was a wonderful person n neighbor. So was Betty .did not know she passed. She was also a wonderful person Bill and Patty Hunter
Bill n patty hunterJeannette, PA