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Muriel A. Gebhart, 93, Of Hawthorne

HAWTHORNE, N.Y. – Muriel A. Gebhart, a longtime resident of Hawthorne, died Tuesday, Jan.19, at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. She was 93.

She was born June 12, 1922, to the late Augusta and William Longernecker in New York City, where she was raised and educated.

She was employed by the Equitable Insurance Co. in Manhattan and retired in 1965. She enjoyed traveling across the U.S. and to several Caribbean Islands. She was also an avid reader of various books, enjoyed music and was a member of the Holy Rosary Parish in Hawthorne.

She is survived by her daughter Geraldine of Hawthorne and Cold Spring; her son, Robert, of Putnam Valley; and daughter Patricia of Holly Hill, Fla; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Her husband, Henry Thomas Gebhart died in 2006. She also was predeceased by her brothers Raymond and Frederick; sisters Lillian and Eleanor; grandson Michael; and son-in-law Hugh.

Visitation will take place Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Hawthorne Funeral Home, 21 W. Stevens Ave., Hawthorne. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 10 a.m. at Holy Rosary Church, Hawthorne. Interment will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Diabetes Association or Guiding Eyes would be appreciated.

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