Erminie G. Hart, 102, passed away on August 21, 2014 in the presence of her family at the Reading Hospital. She was a resident at Berks Heim for 3 years. Her husband Luther (Toots) M. Hart predeceased her on June 23, 1959.
Erminie worked in several restaurants; The Kurtz House on Lancaster Avenue and The Seafood House at 11th and Spring being the most well known owned and operated by her parents Myrtle S. and William H. Gross. Later when retired they owned and operated Gross’s Grove in Cumru Township, famous for their clam bakes. Erminie and Toots owned and operated the Gladwyn Grill on Penn Street. She was a member of the Kenhorst Fire Company Auxiliary and Eastern Star.
In her younger years she was a dancer and singer in Vaudeville in NYC, working beside Bob Hope, Jack Benny and Jackie Gleason. When tired of living out of a suitcase she came home and opened a dance studio in Reading, PA.
Surviving family is daughter Sandra “Sue” Woods, wife of James P. Woods Jr. of Mohnton, grandson Michael W. Kendall of Springfield, OR, granddaughter Nanci S. Fritz, wife of Keith Fritz of Morgantown, great granddaughters Ashley M. Gensemer of Sinking Spring, Amber N. Gensemer of Morgantown and Chloe Jo Kendall of South Carolina.
A Graveside Service will be on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Aulenbachs Cemetery in Reading. In lieu of flowers please contribute to the Animal Rescue League, P.O. 69, Mohnton, PA 19540, in her memory.