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Thomas J. Gerhardt Jr.

march 11, 1940 – july 3, 2024

Thomas J. Gerhardt Jr.

Thomas J. Gerhardt Jr., of Mt. Healthy, OH passed away on July 3, 2024. While under the compassionate care of Bella Care Hospice and Golden Years Nursing Home in Butler County. He was 84 years old, born March 11, 1940, in Newport, KY. Shortly after the death of his mother he was placed in St. Aloysius Orphanage in Cincinnati, OH until he became of age.

Thomas was known for his hard work and dedication as a laborer in the industrial sector, employed by Universal Contracting. Thomas was a proud member of the Local 265 Union, exemplifying his strong work ethic.

He took immense pride in caring for his home and yard, always willing to lend a helping hand to neighbors in need. Thomas was a devoted family man, survived by his children Ginger (Chuck) Fuerbacher, Sue Decker, John Gerhardt, Jackie Gerhardt, his stepchildren, Johnnyray (Rosa) Williams and Patsey Steiber, 15 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, one great great grandchild, five step grandchildren and one step great grandchild. He also leaves other family members and friends whom he cherished deeply.

Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas J. Sr and Virginia Gerhardt (nee Campbell), his loving wives, Carol Ann Gerhardt (nee Knueven) and Patricia A. Gerhardt (nee Wolpert), his son, Thomas J. III, his daughter, Carrie (Alan) Sams, and his son in law, Larry (Sue) Decker.

A lover of music, weightlifting, and home improvement projects, Thomas hobbies and interests will always be remembered fondly by his family. He will be forever associated with the simple joys of coffee, chocolate, and the sounds of Elvis singing gospel tunes.

Services honoring Thomas’ life will be held at the Arlington Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 2155 Compton Road, 45231 (follow the blue line upon entering the memorial park). Visitation at 10:00 am, followed by a funeral service at 11:00 am on Thursday, July 11, 2024. The burial ceremony will take place immediately following.

Thomas will be laid to rest, leaving a legacy of compassion, hard work, and love for his family. All attending the services are welcome to join the family at Pebble Creek Golf Course, Restaurant & Event Center, 9799 Prechtel Road, 45252 at 1:00 pm to continue his Celebration of Life with food and fellowship.



Thursday, July 11, 2024 at 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

The Arlington Memorial Gardens Funeral Home


Thursday, July 11, 2024 at 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

The Arlington Memorial Gardens Funeral Home


Thursday, July 11, 2024 at 12:00 PM

The Arlington Memorial Gardens

Guest Book

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“Tom was a Blessing to my family and I he was a wonderful man he was not just our neighbor he was family”

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“We did not know Mr. Gerhardt, but we know his beautiful daughter Ginger from the River Church. She spoke kindly of him. She and her husband Chuck visited him often at his nursing home, and cared deeply about him. May God bless his family this week as they remember him.”

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“Tom: Your loving heart and soul will truly be missed. What amazing person you were. You were the type of person that never met a stranger, and if you did, you would talk to them until you knew them. I have heard so many stories, mostly laughing at them, many of those crying because of your good heart. Although you were my “Step”Dad, you were eveything to me and my kids. Rejoice, your LOVE and MEMORIES will live on in each one of us.”

“I got the pleasure of knowing and caring for Tom while he resided at Golden Years, he was such an amazing soul. Always trying to fix things that needed fixing & always trying to help with anything he could. I’m so grateful to have known him and it brings me such peace knowing he is at rest watching over all his family. I’ll miss those kind eyes, and he will always hold a special place in my heart. My prayers go to the family as they grieve through this time.”

“I know one if the stepchildren and they spoke so highly of Tom and dearly cherished the times they did projects together. I am praying 🙏🏻 for all the family as they grieve the loss of one so dear to them.”

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