Gerard F. Garthaffner, 64, of Arkville, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008 at his residence.
He was born in Brooklyn on June 24, 1943, the son of Gerard M. and Agnes Rose Cetner Garthaffner.
He worked as a service person for Brooklyn Union Gas.
Gerard moved to Arkville and lived with his mother until her death, in a home built by his father in 1960.
He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Margaretville and the German-American Club of the Northern Catskills.
Gerard was a passionate hunter and photographer.
Surviving are a daugher, Jean Garthaffner; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Rita Garthaffner; three brothers and sisters-in-law, William and Laura Garthaffner, Martin and Linda Garthaffner and Robert and Sandie Garthaffner. Also surviving are three grandchildren, four nieces and six nephews.
He was predeceased by his mother and father, a brother, Peter and sister, Mary Rita Adams.
Funeral services were held Sunday, March, 2 at 2 p.m. at the Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville with the Very Rev. James J. McDevitt officiating.
Committal services will be private at a later date.
Donations in his name may be made to the Ambulance Fund of the Margaretville Memorial Hospital or the Margaretville Fire Department.
Arrangements were by the Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville.