Gerald L. Sheckart

Gerald L. Sheckart, born on July 10, 1934, passed away Friday morning November 9th 2018 after a long battle with Dementia.
He was a loyal father and friend to many. His life will be remembered by those whom he touched, both at work, for Penn Manor School District, and at home by his wife Lillian M.Sheckart and his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
There will be no service, as per his wishes.

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  • I just learned of Jerry’s passing and hope you receive my condolences.
    I now live in Dubuque, IA. but from 2000 to 2004 I lived in Mt. Joy Pa. and worked with Jerry at the Manhein Auto Auction. We had a foresome who played a lot of golf together. When I left PA Jerry went to all the golf courses we played ” around 25″ and bought a logo ball from each. I still have them and think of Jerry each time I look at them.

  • Mr. Sheckart was my sixth grade teacher at Hambright ES in 1964. My family had recently moved to Lancaster from Virginia. Your father would often call on me to hear my Southern accent, hoping to get more than a one word answer! He was a wonderful teacher — kind, enthusiastic. His students learned so much from him. We worked hard in order to trade our recesses in that Fall to watch the afternoon World Series games on a TV he had brought to class. My family left PA five years later. Throughout the years, I have “followed” Mr. Sheckart’s amazing career. I am so lucky to have had my sixth grade year with him. I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Gerry was my first “boss” in 1967 at Hambright School.My very first job after college and just married.I taught 6th grade for 2 years with Gerry as my most important helper in a world I would have not survived without him.
    I never found anyone better in my working years. He set an example few can meet.My sincere condolences.
    Alan Geers

  • I was able to meet Mr. Sheckart at the Central Manor Open House Renovation back in 2011. I want to thank him for his service as Principal of Central Manor Elementary. We still have a few staff members who worked under him & remember him fondly.

    • Thank you Brian. He loved his job and all off his fellow employees very fondly. Your rememberance of his achievements are appreciated.

  • Sorry for your loss. I remember Mr. Sheckart as my 6th grade teacher at Anne Letort elementary school. I really liked him. My mother said that I became a much better student after having him as my teacher.

  • I am so sorry to hear about Gerry. He had a sense of humor I will never forget. His stories of being a principle and his love for the kids were near and dear to his heart. I am glad I got to be part of his and your family’s life for a short 2 years. I hope all is well with your family. I think of you often.

    • Thank You Jen. My father loved you and so do we. Thank You for everything you did for him. We miss you guys up at Signature. It wasn’t the same without the old crew! Dads at peace now and we are coping as best we can. Thank you for your kind words.

  • It is with sadness that we learned of Mr. Sheckart’s death. He was instrumental in my attaining a job with Penn Manor. I have fond memories of our many conversations about kids and education in general.

    Our sympathy to you, his family. May you find comfort in your memories of this special man. May he rest in peace.

    • Mr. Berry I remember you well. Thank you for taking a moment of your time to share your thoughts with us. He will be missed each and everyday. He talked very fondly of you.

  • I enjoyed my half-year as a student-teacher in his room at Pequea Township Elementary (Fall of 1966). Thanks for the good start to my life-long career.

  • So sorry to hear that Mr Sheckart passed away. I remember him as my principal at Hambright Elementary. I remember walking into his office and smelling his pipe.

  • I’m so sorry to hear of his passing but he probably is much better off now after all of his suffering. He was one of my best friends during our years at Penn Manor. I appreciated his wisdom and his dedication over the years. Penn Manor was fortunate to have such a leader and he was such a very positive influence on so many students and teachers. I especially enjoyed all the great times that we shared working PIAA basketball play-offs. Those are great memories.

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