Gerda Philippsthal Hall died peacefully September 14, 2015, in Mt. Pleasant, SC, at the age of 86. Gerda is survived by her daughter, Paula Gregg and her husband, Walt, of Columbia, SC; her daughter Nancy Amos of Mt. Pleasant, SC; her grandchildren, Boyd Gregg and his wife, Paige, of Daniel Island, SC, Will Gregg and his wife, Alicia, of Daniel Island, SC, Lauren Hamill and her husband, Robert, of Raleigh, NC, and Stephen Gregg, of Daniel Island, SC; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Robert Hall, Jr. of Mt. Pleasant, SC, and her daughter, Cynthia Hall Drews, of Mt. Pleasant, SC. Gerda was born December 4, 1928, in Berlin, Germany, to Arno and Frida Philippsthal. She graduated from the College of Charleston in 1948 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She also received a Master’s in Education from The Citadel. She married Samuel Robert Hall, Jr., in 1950. She was a teacher for Charleston County School District and spent most of her teaching career at Sullivan’s Island Elementary before retiring. She was an active member at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Her passion for gardening led her to become a Master Gardner. She was very dedicated to her family and was always a cheerful spirit. The love and guidance that she gave is an inspiration to all who knew her. A memorial service is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 18th, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, with a reception to follow. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Gerda’s life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church or The Leukemia And Lymphoma Society . The family would like to thank Dr. Gretchen Meyer and the staff at Lowcountry Hematology and Oncology, the staff at East Cooper Regional Medical Center, and the caregivers at Hospice of Charleston for their dedication and care.
Posted in: The State
Posted on: 2015-09-16
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