June 30, 1928
February 3, 2019
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.