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Wednesday April 17th, 2019
1:00pm - 4:00pm

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Marathon Presbyterian Church
Wednesday April 17th, 2019

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Michael Jon Gerber

Michael Jon Gerber, 71, of Marathon, NY, passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Binghamton, NY.

Michael was born in Cortland, NY, on June 18, 1947, the son of the late Carl and Mary Birdlebough Gerber.  A lifelong resident of the area, he was a member of the Marathon Presbyterian Church where he served as an Elder and on Session.  Prior to his retirement, he had been employed by Schwan’s for 30 years.  After retirement, he worked part time at Greek Peak and drove school bus for the Cincinnatus Central School.  He was a member of Marathon Lodge #438 F & AM and a former member of the Marathon School Board.  In his spare time, Michael enjoyed his passion for woodworking.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Kathy Collins Gerber; and his children, Regina (Donald) Morgan of Amite, LA, Matthew (Kelly) Gerber of White Hall, PA, Robert (Rochelle) Hulslander of Cobleskill, and Amy (Neal) Markwitz of Pavilion, NY.  He also leaves behind several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brothers, David and Gary Gerber of Killawog; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Susan (Mark) Waite of Raleigh, NC, Michael (Shelia) Collins of Whitney, TX, and Patrick (Maureen) Collins of Boulder, CO; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and his best friend - his dog, Katie Sue.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Peter Gerber.

Michael will be missed by his many friends, including Jeff and Arla Hubbard, David and Sharon Canfield, Robert and Marlene Isherwood, Dixie Latimer and her late husband, William, and Kathy and Howard Dennison.

A memorial service for Michael will be held at the Marathon Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at 4:00 p.m. with his pastor, Reverend Douglas Hatch officiating.  The family will be present to receive friends at the church from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. prior to the service where a Masonic Memorial Service will be held at 3:45 p.m.  Expressions of sympathy in memory of Michael may be directed to Marathon Lodge #438 F& AM, 28 Main Street, Marathon, NY 13803; the Marathon Presbyterian Church, 3 E. Main Street, Marathon, NY 13803, the ASPCA, 879 McLean Road, Cortland, NY 13045, or to a charity of one’s choice. 

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Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Maxfield family

Brenda Irving Apr 16 2019 12:00 AM

Dave and Gary..... As a member of your extended family, my heart goes out to you both. So many fond memories of nine tier wagon loads of hay (of course mine tiers don't fit in the barn) and busting the wheels off not one but two tractors because of one single cow.
One day we'll all be together again. God Bless.

Robin Hubbard Apr 14 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Michael Gerber

Brenda irving Apr 13 2019 12:00 AM

A SPATHIPHYLLUM was ordered on April 13, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Apr 13 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss Kathy! Mike was a special guy. Love and hugs to you and your family!

Lisa Collins Jenson Apr 12 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Michael Gerber

Jenn Phillips Apr 12 2019 12:00 AM

A SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent on April 12, 2019

Dear Regina & Dad, we are very sorry for the you and the familys loss. Mike was wonderful person and he will be missed. We love you, Courtney, Cammie, Kenny, Adam, Ashlyn, Guy & Greyson

Expression of Sympathy Apr 12 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Michael Gerber

Elaine Martin Moss Apr 12 2019 12:00 AM

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