Dateline: October 18, 2007

Dr. Robert Earl Gerner, 76, of Vail, Colo. died Friday, October 5, 2007, in Denver, Colo.Graveside Services were held at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, October 12, 2007, at Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon, with Rev. Truman Ledbetter, officiating. Services were under the arrangement of Robertson Funeral Directors of Clarendon.

Dr. Gerner was born December 12, 1930, in Lelia Lake to Edward W. and Alma Jane Russell Gerner. He attended Lelia Lake schools, Clarendon College, and West Texas State University. He received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School in Galveston and surgical residence from Hahnaman Medical Hospital in Philadelphia, Penn. He worked for a number of years in Buffalo, New York’s Roswell Park Memorial Institute in cancer research before moving to Denver, Colo. in the early 1970’s. He practiced there for many years, specializing in cancer surgery. At the time of his illness and death, he had been practicing in Vail, Colorado, for over 20 years. Dr. Gerner was a dedicated physician; he spent his life in service to others, working to make their lives better. He was a Methodist.

Dr. Gerner was preceded in death by his parents; 5 brothers, Ernest, Henry, Bill, Ray, & Harold.

Survivors include three sisters-in-law, Irene Williams of Memphis, Helga Youngman of Denver, & Leora Gerner of Yucaipi, Calif.; several nieces and nephews including Johnny Gerner and Rick Gerner, formerly of Clarendon, and Sabine Brookmeyer of Denver.

The family request memorials be to Citizens Cemetery, P.O. Box 669, Clarendon, Texas 79226, or a favorite charity.

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