Daily Archives: August 7, 2019

Harry Alan Shepherd of Newark, Ohio, May 7, 1944 – August 5, 2019

Harry Alan Shepherd


A funeral service for Harry Alan Shepherd, 75, of Newark, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Wilson cemetery.  Family will receive friends from 12 to 1 p.m. Monday prior to the service at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark.


Alan passed away August 5, 2019, at the Selma Markowitz Hospice Care Center.  He was born May 7, 1944, in Havre de Grace, Maryland, to the late Bryce and Josephine C. (Arthur) Shepherd.


Alan retired from American National Can where he was a machinist.  He was a very active member of Nashport-Irville United Methodist Church, loved the outdoors, fishing and his motorcycle.


He is survived by his wife, Kathy E. (Ables) Shepherd; children, Kandra (Jon) Bullman of Toboso, Tracy (Sydney) Shepherd of Marne, Jamie Ables of Newark, Tamara (Shanna) Miller of Zanesville, and Raine Shepherd of Newark; brother, Charles (Cheryl) Shepherd of Newark; sister Claudia Neuhauser, Becky Whited and Kim (Tim) Werla of Venice Fla., and Tim (Staci) Siler of Aiken SC; grandchildren, Zoe, Calder, Cody, Garrett, Gavin, Chase, Blayne, Carolyn, and Carleigh; great-grandchildren, Stella, Vada, Cree, and Zyler and several nieces and nephews.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his father Harry Siler, sisters, Kathy Shepherd, Jennifer Siler, and Janene Siler; niece, Stephanie Siler, and grandson, Jordan Humphrey.


In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio.


To sign an online guest book, please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhhome.com.

Susan Ann Gerhard of Newark, OH, January 28, 1956 – August 2, 2019

Susan Ann Gerhard, age 63, passed away on August 2nd, 2019.  Born in the city of Kenosha, WI on January 28th, 1956, Susan was the daughter of Jack Gerhard and Shirley Gerhard-Schwartz.  As the only daughter, Susan (or “Susie” as close family and friends called her) was loved dearly by her 4 brothers, mother and father.

Susan graduated from the Naperville, IL public school system and graduated from Naperville Central High School in 1972. After high school Susan went on to work in many industries including banking, real estate, retail and pharmacy.  

Susan accepted Christ at an early age and a disciple throughout her life.  As a member of the First Community Church of Buckeye Lake, she spent her Sundays at worship.  Her studies of Jesus Christ were an integral part of her life and weaved the love she had into interactions with everyone around her.  

Her favorite past times included bible study, watching the weather, embroidering, sewing and gardening.  She enjoyed most of all spending time with her brothers, children, grandchildren and family at cookouts, family gatherings and holidays.  

She leaves to cherish her memories:  three children, Laura Eakin, Bradley Strait and Bryan Strait; mother Shirley Gerhard-Schwartz; four brothers Alex Gerhard, Scott Gerhard, Douglas Gerhard and Craig Gerhard; four grandchildren; and a host of nephews and friends.  

As Susan often paraphrased “For everything there is a season, and time for every matter under heaven” (Ecclesiastes 3).  And in this, we will live in memory of our dear and beloved mother, sister, daughter and friend.  With the impact she had on all our lives, we forever experience her loving presence and spirit as “To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die” (Thomas Campbell) until we join together again.

A memorial service will be held at 4pm on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Brucker Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st Street, Newark, OH 43055. Family will greet friends for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home on Saturday.

To sign an online guestbook, please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com.

Susan Ann Gebhard of Newark, OH, January 28, 1956 – August 2, 2019