Gerald W. “Gerry” Hahn
Gerald W. “Gerry” Hahn, 67, of Springtown, died Saturday, August 20, 2011, at St. Luke's Hospital, Quakertown after a courageous battle with melanoma, having many family and friends by his side.
Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Kenneth G. W. Hahn and Dorothy A. (Weidner) Hahn.
Gerry was a mechanic for the former Gutshall’s Chevrolet and Superior Automotive in Hellertown for many years. He was also a push-truck operator and race driver at the former Nazareth Speedway. Gerry was an engine builder for his younger brother Dave’s 2H stock and sprint cars and numerous other race teams, graciously without charge.
Gerry was a member of the Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church of Springtown and a graduate of Palisades High School.
Surviving are brothers; Kenneth, and wife, Marion Hahn, of Emmaus; David, and wife, Christine “Tina” Hahn, of Green Lane; six nieces; one nephew; two great-nieces: two great-nephews and his dog, Holly. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by brother Rodger, surviving wife, Alice, of Breinigsville, and brother Robert.
A celebration of Gerry’s life will take place, Friday, September 30, 2011, 3:00 p.m. at Haycock Fire Company, 850 Old Bethlehem Rd., Quakertown. Business casual.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the York County Racing Club, 568 Yale Street, York, PA 17403 and/or Eastern Museum of Motor Racing, 100 Baltimore Road, York Springs, PA 17312.
Jeffrey A. Naugle Funeral & Cremation Service, 135 W. Pumping Station Rd., Quakertown. www.janauglefcs.com.