Susan D. Gerber
- December 16, 1948 - May 21, 2009
- Tabernacle, New Jersey
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Susan D. (Stockton) Gerber of Tabernacle, NJ died Thursday, May 21, 2009 at Virtua Memorial Hospital in Mt. Holly, NJ. She was 60.
She was born on December 16, 1948 in Westville, NJ. She was the daughter of the late Rev. William Stockton and Helen (Schraison) Stockton. As a pastor's daughter, she resided and attended school in several towns in southern New Jersey. Susan was a 1967 graduate of Lenape High School and received her B.A. in General Elementary Education from Glassboro State College in 1971. She was employed by numerous school districts in southern New Jersey. From 1998 to 2007, she was employed by Evesham Township Schools. From 1987 to 1994, she served as Tabernacle Township Tax Collector.
Susan had sixteen years of formal musical education and was an accomplished organist and pianist. She strongly believed in sharing the gifts and talents that God had blessed her with. She has served as organist at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church in Laurel Springs for 43 years where she was a member. The music ministry at the church was a major part of her life and she served with selfless dedication. She was always willing to do her part in various church and community services and musical events. Susan also assisted in her family's church as choir director at Tabernacle United Methodist Church in Tabernacle. She was a member of the Tabernacle Historical Society. She loved sewing, baking for church and charity events, reading, Sudoku and word search puzzles. She enjoyed family activities including traveling and gatherings. Most of all she was deeply devoted to her husband, her three daughters and her twin granddaughters.
Susan is the wife of 31 years of Donald. She is the loving mother of Alison (and Scott) McGonigal, Jessica and Deanna at home in Tabernacle. She is the special "Grammy" (grandmother) of Jenna and Emily McGonigal. She is survived by her brother William Stockton of Millville, NJ, and an aunt, Miriam Mason of Nevada. She also leaves her mother in-law, two sisters in-law, a brother in-law and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister Carolyn.
Services celebrating Susan's life will be Wednesday, 11:00 AM at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church. 433 Park Ave., Laurel Springs, NJ. Interment will be in Jr. Mechanics Cemetery, Tabernacle. Visitation will be Tuesday evening 6:30-9:00 PM at Tabernacle United Methodist Church, 166 Carranza Rd., Tabernacle and 9:00-11:00 AM on Wednesday prior to the services at St. Paul's.
Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, the American Cancer Society, 1851 Old Cuthbert Rd., Cherry Hill, NJ 08034 or the charity selected by the contributor.
Arrangements are by Lechner Funeral Home, Medford.