Geraldine Byron

Born: Thu., Dec. 17, 1925
Died: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018

Services are to be announced

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Geraldine P. (Gerry) Byron, 93, died peacefully at home on December 28, 2018. Born on December 17th, 1925, she was the daughter of Forrest A. and Bertha B. Pfleghardt and was a life-long resident of Charleroi.

Mrs. Byron was a life member of Christ Lutheran Church and served many terms as a member of the church council.  Over the years, she also served as church secretary, Sunday School teacher, usher, secretary of WELCA, ladies sewing group, and children’s reader for St. After School.

After graduation from Charleroi High School in 1943, Gerry was employed at the Washington County Courthouse as legal secretary to the late Judge Roy I. Carson for nearly a decade.

In 1973, Mrs. Byron was the first female ever elected to an official position in Charleroi.  She served as Charleroi Borough Tax Collector for the following 32 years, retiring in 2005 at the age of 80.

Gerry was a current member of the Charleroi Historical Society, Athene Club, and site committee of Riverside Senior Center.  She was also the Washington County Democratic Precinct chairwoman, a former member of Beta Y-Gradale, Recreation Board, Charleroi Garden Club, AARP, Woman’s Evangelical Lutheran Church Association, and was a past recipient of the American Legion Citizen of the Year.

Gerry was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and nightly viewer of Jeopardy.

Survivors include daughters, Beth Blevins, Amy (David Allen) Heerschap, Meg (Michael) Malady; and sons James (Janet) Byron, John Byron, and Thomas (Maria) Byron. She was lovingly known as Nan to sixteen grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren, especially her honeybee and ladybug granddaughters Brittany Mosco and Molly Ann Malady.

In addition to her to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William V. Byron Sr.; son, William V. Byron Jr.; brother, Forrest J. Pfleghardt Jr.; son-in-law, Robert D. Blevins; son-in-law, Alan S. Heerschap; and grandson, Mac McBurnie.

Services will be announced at a later date.

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   Posted Mon December 31, 2018
Please accept my condolences to your family. I hope that God’s promise of the resurrection brings you comfort during this very difficult time. (Acts 24:15)

Alan Dongilli
   Posted Mon December 31, 2018
Beth, Amy, Meg, Skip, Jack and Tom, so sorry to read of your Moms passing! Our deepest sympathy to you and your families! Also, sorry to learn of your brother Bills passing! I didn't know that. Found that out reading your Moms obituary. Again, our deepest sympathy!
Alan & Diane Dongilli

donna mccartney-smith
   Posted Mon December 31, 2018

GARDEN PATH was sent by Smiths.

Our thoughts are with family and friends. We hold fast to our happy memories. Love, Donna and Steve, Elizabeth and Ed

Jeannie Veres Muir
   Posted Mon December 31, 2018
My condolences to the Byron family. Mrs. Bryon was a very special lady! One of the pillars of Christ Lutheran Church!

Darbi and David Resanovich
   Posted Tue January 01, 2019
“In remembering, we keep what is best and dearest as treasures forever.”
Our sympathy,
Darbi and Dave

Saundra Protin
   Posted Tue January 01, 2019
To all of the Byron family, my deepest sorrow for your loss. Your mother was a wonderful lady, an asset to the community too. Sending prayers to all and much love. 🙏🙏❤️❤️

Monique and Terry Newstrom
   Posted Sat January 05, 2019

Jackie and Meg and family,
We send our condolences to you all.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Monique and Terry Newstrom

Pete Martorella Sr
   Posted Mon January 21, 2019
Meg, Amy, Beth & family,

My apologies for sending this so late. I just couldn't bring myself to come to the viewing. My sincere condolences for your loss. Your mother always had a smile on her face & a pleasant or amusing thing to say. She was not only a good person but an asset to the community. She will be sorely missed. My thoughts & prayers are with all of you.

Pete Martorella, Sr.

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