Obituary for Barry T. Gerz, Jr. | Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home (2024)

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Barry T. Gerz, Jr., 69

November 08, 2023

Co-owner of Gerz Radiator, sportsman, and friend to many, Barry T. Gerz, Jr., 69, of Lancaster, passed away November 8, 2023, doing what he loved most, working on cars. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of Barry T. Sr., and Gloria Gerz. He shared over 47 years with his beloved wife Anna (Mull) Gerz.

Barry wanted nothing more than to create and share memories with others, especially his family. He found peace in the great outdoors hunting, fishing, or visiting the family’s hunting cabin in Fulton County.

Tinkering around the garage was a pastime of Barry’s, which he passed on to his sons. He was proud of the men they became, and treasured working with them in the family business. A long-time car enthusiast, he was always found fixing or fidgeting with a motor. He enjoyed restoring vintage cars and motorcycles and drag racing. He was also fond of playing pool at Riverside Camping Association or catching up with friends at the Elks Lodge or Rainmakers Association Lodge.

He will be greatly missed by all who knew him especially his parents; wife Anna; his sons, Barry T. Gerz, III, husband of Jen, Lititz, Ryan Gerz, husband of Charlene, Landisville, and Jeremy Gerz, husband of Kate, Lancaster; those who affectionately referred to him as “PaPa” or “Grampy” grandchildren, Bailey, Michael, Shannon, Annalise, Madison, and Noah; great grandchildren, Hadley and Adalyn, and siblings, Nancy Clemens, David Gerz, Daniel Gerz, and Frances Plank. He was preceded in passing by his sister, Debra Smyth.

Guests are invited to a visitation on Sunday, November 12, 2023, from 5 – 7 PM, at the Charles F. Snyder III Funeral Home, 2421 Willow Street Pike, Willow Street, PA 17584 and on Monday, November 13, 2023, from 10 – 11 AM at the funeral home, with a funeral service at 11 AM. Interment to follow at St. Joseph New Catholic Cemetery in Bausman. Please omit flowers and consider a memorial contribution in Barry’s name to the Wounded Warriors Project, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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November 23, 2023

We are SO sorry to hear about the passing of members of the Gerz Family, a family that helped us out so many times and that we love so much ! Prayers and Peace to all of you !

November 19, 2023

My deepest sympathies to you Anna, so sad when I saw Barry’s obituary in the paper. Have great memories of you both at Silver Spring! He always had a great smile on his face, may he rest in peace
Mo Pierzga

November 13, 2023

My cousin was a fine man,son,husband,brother and Dad! He was such a hardworking guy who always did his best at everything! I wish only the. Best for his family! I know he’s with Our Lord in Heaven! Dick Gerz Jr

November 12, 2023

Gerz family,
Our thoughts ,prayers and deepest condolences on the loss Barry.
Andy & Kelly Hess

November 12, 2023

To Barry’s family, so sorry for your loss. Barry was a fellow classmate of mine and a cousin of my neighbor, Ellen. He surely will be missed. He tried to help me sell my late husband’s old car when he passed, thanks Barry RIP. To his family, his memories will comfort you for life until you reunite with him again.
Carol McCoy

November 11, 2023

I am truly sorry for the Gerz Family & Friends on the loss of Barry. I have taken all vehicles I have ever owned to Gerz Radiator. Barry was always asking how I was doing and asked how the family was doing as everyone went to Gerz Radiator for their vehicles. He was a great man and will be missed by many.
Nadine Krause

November 11, 2023

I’m in shock seeing this unfortunate news. Barry was a wonderful person to work with and I will miss our conversations. Condolences to the entire family.
Marty Laughman

November 10, 2023

Just can’t believe Barry and I were just chatting on Fb couple days ago and at garage. Absolutely heartbreaking to hear this truly sad news. To all the Gerz family I send my deepest sympathies and condolences. It sure does hurt. Going to miss you Barry !!
Joanne fatta

November 10, 2023

Had a lot of good times together years ago!! R.I.P. old friend!! Jeff Webb

November 10, 2023

Barry was my very dear friend ❤️, we had very sincere conversations and I love him very much. I lost a good friend as many of us did. I will never forget him and his sincere kindness ❤️. Cheryl McCracken

November 09, 2023

Sorry to hear this , he seemed like a nice guy. Pam greener

November 09, 2023

Barry, Thank you for including me in your life. I wasn’t a Gerz but you made me feel like one. Love you Man. Mark Gagnon

November 09, 2023

My deepest condolences an thoughts n prayers to Ann n the family
Rita slaymaker

November 09, 2023

My deepest condolences to Anna and all the family. Barry was always kind to my parents, Shirley and Dick. I always enjoyed talking with Barry when I would see him at the shop. May the family find peace in all the wonderful memories they have of Barry. Sherran Gerz Payne

November 09, 2023

Barry was such a loving person and cherished his family. He will be missed by so many. My sincere condolences to his family that they find peace during this unthinkable time.
Sarah Kuster

November 09, 2023

My condolences to the Gerz family
Jon Latsha

November 09, 2023

Barry was more then a friend, he always made you feel like family. I have great memories of us fishing, hunting and just getting together at the shop. He always asked how the family was doing and you could tell he really wanted to know. He was a caring and loving person. He will truly be missed! My condolences to Ann, his Sons and the whole Gerz family!
Dennis R Williams

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