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Allan James Gerhart

Allan James Gerhart, 79, of Elyria, passed away Thursday, February 14, 2019 at home following a long illness. He was born August 16, 1939 in North Ridgeville.

Allan was the owner and operator of Pioneer Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. for 47 seven years. He enjoyed having a beer with family and friends, watching movies and loved to work.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Dianne E. (nee Gutowski); four daughters, Teri Conklin, Lisa Gerhart, Michelle Grimes, Kellie Plas; 15 grandchildren; sister, Else and a brother, Bill.

Allan was preceded in death by a daughter, Christine Gerhart; parents, Leo and Mary (nee Smith) Gerhart; sisters, Ethel, Lenore, Catherine, Mildred and a brother, Ted.

Funeral services are private.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Elyria, (440) 322-4626.

Online condolences to the family can be expressed at

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