Our Beloved, Shirley E Gerz (Phillips) 89, of Lancaster, daughter of the late Harry and Elsie Phillips has joined them in peace on October 7, 2018. She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Richard Gerz, Sr., as well as her two children, son, Richard Jr. (husband of Anne Murry) and daughter, Sherran (wife of David Payne, Sr.), 5 grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren.
Shirley began her career as a secretary at Hamilton Watch. But her highest career achievement was being a mom, a grandma, and a GG. Family was her greatest joy throughout her life. She filled everyone she met with her strength, energy, and most of all love. Shirley enjoyed creating a beautiful and loving home of which flower gardening was a great part.
The family will hold a private service at their convenience. If you wish to make a donation in her memory, please mail contributions to Hospice and Community care in her name.