The Obit For Derald Gephart

Derald D. Gephart

Published in Inside Bay Area on May 26, 2010

Derald D. Gephart July 6, 1926 May 21, 2010. 57-year Resident of Castro Valley. Current Resident of Union City.

Derald is survived by his loving wife of five short years, Benita Hewlett. He has one son, Stephen Gephart; one daughter, Pamela East-Vierra; three granddaughters, Amber, Korie, and Nicole and a great granddaughter Amelia and great grandson Noah. Derald was step-dad to Benita's eight grown children and step-granddad to Benita's many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Derald graduated from Fremont High School in 1944 and soon joined the Oakland Oaks as pitcher. Derald joined the air force before marrying Beverley Forsberg on October 19, 1947 who preceded him in death after 55 years of marriage.

Derald was an avid golfer and continued to follow "his" Oakland A's throughout his life.

Derald had a beautiful voice and loved to sing at every opportunity.

Family and friends are invited to attend his memorial service on Thursday, May 27th at 1:00 p.m. at the Newark First Presbyterian Church.

In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to Hospice, or to the charity of choice.