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Sue C. Gerfin



Sue C. Gerfin

It is with great joy that we announce Sue C. Gerfin became a member of God's heavenly choir on April 5th 2018.  Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Betty (Manuel) Kame.  She is survived by the love of her life Charles "Rich" Gerfin with whom she enjoyed 52 years of marriage.  In addition she is survived by her daughters, Laurie Gerfin-Lutz and Betty-Sue Ryno; son-in-law, Scott Ryno; 4 grandchildren: Samantha, Jason, Courtney and Mitchel, Jr.; and 2 great-grandchildren: Kaiden & Kennedi.  She was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Mitchel Lutz, Sr., as well as various Aunts and Uncles.

 Sue was a 1962 graduate of Columbia High School and a 1963 graduate of Lancaster School of Practical Nursing.  She began her 46 year nursing career at St. Joseph's Hospital upon her graduation.  After her wedding she took a break from her career to raise her daughters.  She eased back into the work world by taking on private duty cases when her girls became school age.  She worked at several local nursing homes and retired from St. Anne's Nursing home.  Caring for the older generation was her greatest reward as she always said she learned so much from them.

 She was a long time member of the Columbia United Methodist Church where she was a member of the church choir for 58 years.  In addition to her church choir, Sue was a member of the Columbia Community Choir and could be found singing at weddings and funerals.  She enjoyed directing the Junior Choir and playing the piano for various functions at the church.  In recent years she had begun teaching an adult Sunday school class which gave her great joy.  She was an integral part of the churches day camp staff as she served as the kitchen coordinator for many years. Sue enjoyed crocheting and various handcrafts and could always be counted on for an afghan to keep a baby warm or a kitchen angel as a gift.

 She will be greatly missed by her family, all of whom she cared for so deeply, and the many people she touched in her life.  Some of the friends that will miss her are the Thursday Night Therapy Group, her Thursday Market Peeps, the Sunday Lunch ladies from the church, and her beloved classmates of "Girls Club".

 Relatives and friends are welcome to join the family for a Celebration of Sue's life, Saturday, April 14, 2018 at the Columbia United Methodist Church, 510 Walnut Street, Columbia PA at 11:00 am.  Following the service, there will be a time of fellowship in Sue's honor at the Columbia High School Cafeteria, 901 Ironville Pike.  In lieu of flowers donations to the Columbia United Methodist Church Choir Fund would be greatly appreciated.

 Funeral arrangements are provided by the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Columbia, PA



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