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.
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.
was a long time member of the Columbia
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.
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".
and friends are welcome to join the family for a Celebration of Sue's life,
Saturday, April 14, 2018 at the Columbia
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