Norman S. Gera


Norman S. Gera, 80, of Mercer, passed away peacefully surrounded by family
and friends Friday evening, July 5, 2019, in his residence.

Mr. Gera was born October 29, 1938, in Sharon, a son of the late Samuel and
Helen (Lipka) Gera. He was a lifelong area resident and attended Sharon

A proud veteran, he enlisted and served in the Marine Corps from 1956
to 1960.

A longtime truck driver, Norm began his 30- year career at PI&I, Masury,
Ohio. He later drove for M.T.I. Hovis, Grove City, and ultimately retired
from Wal-Mart Trucking, Clearfield, PA. Norm and his wife, Connie, also
owned and operated the former Miller Shoe Store located within the Shenango
Valley Mall, Hermitage.

Norm was a member of Big Bend United Methodist Church, Mercer.

He was a lifetime member of Moose Lodge 276, Greenville; and a lifetime
member of American Legion Post 159, Mercer.

Norm enjoyed boating, as well as golfing and bowling in several leagues. He was a devout husband, father and grandfather that never hesitated to lend a hand to family, friends or neighbors.

He is survived by his loving wife, the former Connie Baker, whom he married
December 12, 1970; two daughters, Victoria Denny, Mercer; and Susan (John) Bresnahan, Oviedo, FL; two sons, Brad Gera, Mercer; and Bruce (Michelle) Gera, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; three sisters, Joan (David) Liard, Sharon; June Reda, Florida; and Genevieve "Jeannie" (Anthony) Kurcon, Hermitage; a sister-in-law, Carol Gera, Sharon; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Norm was preceded in death by a brother,
Charles "Charlie Tuna" Gera.

Calling hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday (7-9-19) and from 11:30 a.m.
until the time of service Wednesday in the J. BRADLEY MCGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY, INC., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Funeral service: 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, in the funeral home, with Pastor Tina Keller, officiating.

Interment: Mt. Washington Cemetery, Jefferson Twp.

Full military honors will be rendered by the Wheatland A.L. and West
Middlesex and Farrell VFW Honor Guard.
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11 posts

jean Murray
Jul 10, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Norman was such a good man and a great cousin! My deepest sympathy to all his loving families . Love and God Bless you.
Robert axe and michele suss
Jul 10, 2019
Rest in peace uncle norm.
Walt Laird
Jul 09, 2019
My condolences to the family
Scott and Nancy Lucas
Jul 08, 2019
So very sorry for your loss. Please know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Richard & Marlene gera
Jul 08, 2019
Sending our condolences
Donna Salmon
Jul 08, 2019
Dear Connie and Vicki,
Kenny and I give our deepest sympathy. We are sorry we are unable to come for viewing hours as we left on vacation. We sure had some good times back in Westerneer Days when we got to know Norm. Will be thinking and prayers for you. Donna and Kenny
Sherri and Chris Cox
Jul 08, 2019
My sincerest sympathy to your family as you mourn the loss of a great man! I had forgotten about the Shoe Store. I actually remember my mom taking us there when we were little! My mom and her sisters loved their cousin Norm. He will be deeply missed by many! Love and prayers to you all.
Roberta Johnston
Jul 08, 2019
So sorry to hear, you have my deepest sympathy. Prayers for the family. RIP Uncle Norman.
Bob & Merry Jane Speer
Jul 07, 2019
We are sorry for your loss. We know how much you guys loved him. Praying for God to give you comfort and peace.
Celeste Lipka Muenz
Jul 07, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of Norman’s passing, I have great memories of him growing up. My Dad and Mom so loved him too. Praying for you Connie and your family. Love you Celeste and Erran
John kolbrick
Jul 07, 2019
In the short time I knew your dad Victoria I like him very much. sorry for your lose