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Yolanda C. Gehring
  • Passed away on May 24, 2021

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We regret to inform you that Yolanda Gehring (age 70), beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to all who knew her, passed away on Monday, May 24, 2021. She was surrounded by family and endless love during her last days.

Yolanda was fierce yet full of grace and compassion in all that she did.

Yolanda was born in Havana, Cuba and fled to the US when only 5 years old. Her family moved to NJ when she was a teenager where she eventually met the love of her life by choosing his name randomly from the pen pal list of those serving in Vietnam. Over the next 53 years, they shared a life full of adventures and family.

Yolanda began her career as a Respiratory Therapist at the Children’s Hospital of NJ and ultimately rose to Vice President of Clinical Services at Chilton Memorial. She raised two children, Joe Jr. (deceased) and Tracy and was a proud grandmother to Jacob. She also leaves behind her husband Joe Sr. and brother, Michael.

A Mass and Celebration of Life to be scheduled on a later date.

Any financial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. https://www.stjude.org/donate/pm.html?frequency_selected=0&sc_icid=impactgiving-donate-bttn-top


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  1. Joanne Lukowiak says:
    11 Aug 2021
    I have such wonderful memories of Yolanda and am so sad to hear of her passing!! Yolanda was a force to be reckoned with during the ECPD layoffs! Many hugs to Joe, Tracy and Jacob!!
    Joanne Lukowiak

  2. Nancy Martin lit a candle:
    07 Jun 2021
    Lit since June 7, 2021 at 6:32:33 AM

  3. Rita Schafer lit a candle:
    31 May 2021
    Lit since May 31, 2021 at 5:18:41 PM

  4. Rita Schafer says:
    31 May 2021
    So many fond memories of our time together as police spouses to all the great travel adventures Frank and I shared with you both. Sending love and light.
    Frank and Rita

  5. paul stahl says:
    29 May 2021
    Joe, Tracy and family My sincere condolances on the loss of your wife and mother You can be proud she led an exemplary life from her humble begennings fleeing Cuba To rising to her executive position at the hospital To God guiding her hand to Joe's vietnam pen pal list
    To being the best wife and mother leading by example You can be assured that she will be waiting for you when you all will be with her for all eternity in Gods kingdom

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