Gerald Ray Holsinger Sr., 78, of Carlisle, passed away Thursday, July 8, 2021, at Penn State Health Holy Spirit Hospital surrounded by his family.

Born Oct. 14, 1942, in Carlisle, he was the son of the late Warren C. Sr. and Edith (O’Hara) Holsinger.

Gerald was a graduate of Big Spring High School, Newville.

He retired from the United Telephone Co. after 40-plus years; was a former member of the Eagles, the Moose and the VFW. He was an avid car enthusiast and restorer, with his ‘56 Thunderbird, ‘68 Corvette, and ‘34 Street Rod being some of his most loved cars.

Gerald is survived by his son, Ray Holsinger Jr. and wife, Tammi, Hanover; daughter, Shelley Gerson and husband, Scott, Mechanicsburg; grandchildren, Apryl Masters, Brittny Holsinger, and Brandi Holsinger, all of Newville, Kylie Lins, Mechanicsburg, and Makena Holsinger, Hanover; brother, Warren “Jim” Holsinger Jr. and wife, Lil, Carlisle; sister, Joan Lescalleet, Carlisle; and sister-in-law, Peggy, Carlisle; 9 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his significant other, Holly Shank, Carlisle.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Stephen Holsinger and Allen Holsinger, and one nephew, Daniel Lescalleet.

Family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until time of funeral service at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at the Hoffman Funeral Home and Crematory at 2020 W. Trindle Road, Carlisle.

Private burial will be held at a later date.

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