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Albert G. Gerhart, retired state trooper and Alden town justice

Dec. 16, 1947 – July 15, 2015

Albert G. Gerhart, a retired state trooper and former Alden town justice, died Wednesday in Roswell Park Cancer Institute. He was 67.

Born in Buffalo, Mr. Gerhart graduated from Alden High School in 1965. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1968, and served in Vietnam for 18 months. He was discharged in September 1969, and started a long career in law enforcement.

He was a prison guard at Attica Correctional Facility for six months before enrolling in the state police academy and becoming a trooper. He worked as a narcotics investigator for nearly 25 years until retiring in 1997. In 2008, Mr. Gerhart was elected as Alden town justice and served until he retired on June 1, due to health issues.

Mr. Gerhart loved softball, baseball and bowling. He started an Alden men’s softball league 30 years ago and also was involved in the Buffalo Bowling Association. He was a member of the Alden Kiwanis Club and a fan of the New York Yankees.

He is survived by his wife of nine years, the former Ellen Stephar; two sons, Albert A. and Jeffrey T.; two stepdaughters, Stephanie and Melissa Abt; his sister Lynn Piotrowski; and four granddaughters.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Monday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 2021 Sandridge Road, Alden.

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