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Rose and Black Funeral Home - Stoneboro
Wednesday December 9th, 2020
3:00pm - 7:00pm

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Gerald E. Voorhies

Gerald Edgar Voorhies, 69 of New Vernon Twp, Stoneboro, passed away on December 5, 2020, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Youngstown. Gerald was born in Mercer on February 16, 1951 to the late Edgar B. and Mildred A. (Burrows) Voorhies, he was a 1969 graduate of Lakeview High School. Gerald worked on the farm his entire life and was a member of the FFA and 4-H in his earlier years. He also worked as a custodian at Polk Center for 35 years and worked for Richard Lyons of Cochranton. He was a member of the New Vernon Grange, Mercer County Pomona, the PA State Grange, and the Greenville Moose Lodge. He also enjoyed hunting and loved attending cattle shows, fairs, and auctions. Farming was Gerald’s passion and loved teaching his grandchildren to farm. His grandchildren were his pride and joy and spent as much time with them as he could. He was an avid sports fan, enjoying Lakeview football and basketball, Pittsburgh sports teams, Duke, North Carolina Tarheels, and the San Francisco 49ers. Gerald married his beloved wife Susan E. (Smith) Voorhies, on May 19, 1973, she survives at home. In addition to his wife, Gerald is survived by his children, Elizabeth A. Deery and husband Jon of Erie, Benjamin G. Voorhies and wife Amanda of Stoneboro, and Kimberly S. King and husband Andy of Stoneboro, grandchildren Kyle B. Voorhies, Stephanie Jenkins, and Raelynn King, as well as close family friend, Karen Strouss. Gerald was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Black Funeral Home of Stoneboro, 99 Franklin Street, where family and friends are welcome from 3-7 pm on Wednesday, December 9. All CDC Guidelines will be enforced. Memorials may be made in Gerald’s name to the Mercer County 4-H, 463 North Perry Highway Mercer, PA 16137. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.BlackFuneralHomes.net

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