Gerard M. McCafferty, 86, of Fountain Hill, died Thursday, June 4, 2009, in Cedarbrook Fountain Hill Annex. He was the loving husband of Joan M. (Lawther) McCafferty for 53 years. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late John and Matilda (Grow) McCafferty. Gerard worked for Branch Motors Express for many years until retiring. He proudly served his country in the Army during WWII. He was a Fountain Hill Borough Councilman, Past Commander of the Fountain Hill American Legion Post 406, Past President of MECAB and member of PSAB. Survivors: He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Joan at home; daughters Kathy Yenca and her husband Tom of Bethlehem and Michele McCafferty of Kunkletown; son Gerard McCafferty, Jr. and his wife Cindy of Fountain Hill; sister Geraldine Moser of Bethlehem and brother Eugene McCafferty of Allentown; grandchildren Michael, Thomas, Gerard III, Adam and Patrick; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by siblings Vincent, Loretta, Francis and Clair. Services: A visitation will be held from 8:30-9:30am on Tuesday June 9, 2009 at Cantelmi Funeral Home, 1311 Broadway, Fountain Hill, followed by a 10am Mass at St. Ursula Catholic Church, 1300 Broadway Fountain Hill. Interment with military honors will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Allentown. Memorials: In Gerard's name may be made to Cedarbrook Fountain Hill Annex Auxiliary, 724 Delaware Ave. Fountain Hill, PA 18015. Online condolences may be made at www.cantelmifuneralhome.com.
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