William Paul Gera

April 22, 2020

Of Greentree died on April 22nd at the age of 84. Bill is the son of the late William Gera and Margaret Korpan Gera. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years Arlene (Urban) Gera, beloved son Christopher Gera (Kathleen); grandchildren Matthew (Allisson), Joshua (Mariah), Rachel, Samuel and Hannah. Bill was born in McKees Rocks, graduated from McKees Rocks High School and Indiana State Teachers College (Indiana, PA). He served in the US Army as a Signal Corp Cryptographer. He was employed by Sweet and Sons Insurance Agency as Office Manager and a Commercial Underwriter from 1960 until his retirement in 2002. He was Commissioner of Greentree Athletic Association from 1974-1975. His love of sports and children led him to coach baseball in Greentree. Bill was an avid golfer and Pittsburgh Sports fan, especially the Steelers. He was a joy to cook for and loved homemade desserts. He loved traveling with his wife and time spent wintering in Hilton Head. He was a fierce friend and a gentle soul who will be missed by many. Heaven has gained an angel, Mr. Bill. Due to the pandemic, funeral services will be private. A memorial service will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Animal Friends. Arrangements entrusted to WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICE, Scott Township.
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