Leah B. (Gerhardt) Willow, age 98, wife of the late Harvey C. Willow, formerly of Pottstown, passed away on Thursday, October 7, 2010, at Parkhouse Providence Pointe in Royersford, where she had been a resident for the last 15 years. She was born on May 9, 1912, in Shamokin, Pa., and was a daughter of the late Esther (Wilson) Gerhardt and the late George Gerhardt.

She was a long time resident of Pottstown, having moved there in 1953, and along with her late husband opened and operated Willow’s Wayside Furniture Company in Sanatoga from 1953 until their retirement. Leah is lovingly remembered by her family as a caring and hard working devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, and also by her many friends for her fun loving nature.

Leah is survived by her son; Gary Willow, her daughter; LeAnn Hunsicker, her grandchildren; Gary Willow, Jr., and Kelly Reavis, one great-grandchild, and one great-great-grandchild.

A private Graveside Funeral Service is planned at Northumberland Memorial Park in Sunbury, Pa. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name can be made to the Parkhouse Providence Pointe Residents Fund, 1600 Black Rock Road, Royersford, Pa.

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