After many years of suffering, GERARD J. COHEE was called home to The Father on August 07, 2007. Gerard was born on April 7, 1926 in Marcus Hook, PA, son of the late James V. and Anna C. (Flanigan) Cohee. He was a graduate of St. James High School and a 1949 graduate of Mt. St. Mary's College. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in WWII and The Korean Conflict where he attained the rank of LT. JG. Mr. Cohee taught and coached at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Balt., MD for 33 years and later taught at St. Mary's High School in Annapolis, MD. He was a faithful member of the Knights of Columbus and lived the Spirituality of St. Francis of Assisi, belonging to the Secular Order of Franciscans for 37 years. Mr. Cohee is survived by his wife of 56 years, Nora H. (Sullivan) Cohee and 13 children: Gerard J. Cohee, Jr. of Catonsville, MD, Maribeth Cortina of Gettysburg, PA, Anne Marie Hallinan of Carroll Valley, PA, Margaret Cohee (Baynes) of Port Jefferson, L.I., NY, Nora M. Cohee (Biekert) of Pylesville, MD, James Cohee of Brooklyn, NY, Dennis Cohee of Linthicum, MD, Maureen Cohee of Stevens City, VA, Monica Quade of Green Backville, VA, John Cohee of Baltic, Conn., Matthew Cohee of Timonium, MD, Bridget Nevin of Martinsburg, WVA, Julie Vorsteg of Bishopville, MD, 41 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, a brother-in-law James Sullivan of Wilmington, DE, and two sisters-in-law, Kathleen Erolen of Warminster, PA and Margaret Sullivan of Wildwood, NJ and many dear nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his beloved sister Mary Theresa Smith and three infant brothers. A Mass of Celebration of Gerard's Life and Goodness will be held Monday, August 13, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 22 West High Street, Gettysburg, PA with Fr. Bernardo Pistone, celebrant. Interment with full military honors will be held in Mt. St. Mary's Cemetery, Emmitsburg, MD following the Mass. The family will receive friends and family on Sunday, August 12, from 4:00-8:00 p.m. and on Monday from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Gettysburg, PA. The Monahan Funeral Home in Gettysburg is handling the funeral arrangements. Memorials: Little Sisters of the Poor, Maiden Choice Lane, Balto. MD 21228. The Rosary will be recited on Sunday at the church at 4:00 p.m.
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