In memory of
Natalie Anne (Book) Gerbracht
Natalie Anne (Book) Gerbracht, age 77, died on Monday, October 10, 2016, at her home in Warrenton, Virginia. She was born in Erie, Pennsylvania, on September 25, 1939, to David R. and Anna M. (Seidel) Book. Upon graduation from Erie's Academy High School in 1957, Natalie worked for the Bell Telephone Company as an operator. She married Kermit D. Gerbracht, a United States Marine, in January of 1960, eventually moving to Fairfax, Virginia and raising four children. While living in Virginia, Natalie worked for the County of Fairfax, first in the Extension Office and then as a Placement Officer in the Housing Authority's Section 8 program. In addition to raising her family and working, Natalie found time to attend classes at Northern Virginia Community College. She retired from Fairfax County in December 2000. Natalie was an avid traveler, visiting all fifty states, mostly by automobile. Upon retiring, Natalie occupied her time with family, and pet sitting for friends and former co-workers. She was also a volunteer at Saint Katherine Drexel Mission in Gainesville, Virginia. In addition to her parents, Natalie was preceded in death by her sisters Evelyn Mogel and Helen Wetzel and her former husband Kermit D. Gerbracht. She is survived by her brother David Book and his wife Karen Book of Erie, Pa. and numerous nieces and nephews. She leaves behind her four children Kermit (Gibby) Gerbracht of Stephens City, Va., Connie Lipscomb and her husband Danny Lipscomb of Catlett, Va., Carin Tanner and her husband Richard Tanner of Warrenton, Va., and Richard Gerbracht of Fairfax, Va. As a mother, Natalie was the family's center and served as it's rallying point. She was the family historian, well known for remembering and sharing all the events and dates important to the Gerbracht and Book families. She will be missed for these and many other things. Friends are invited to a Mass for Natalie at Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 271 Winchester Street, Warrenton, Va. at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 12, 2016. A reception at the church hall will follow. An interment ceremony for family will take place at Stonewall Memory Gardens in Manassas the following week. Memorials can be made to your local Humane Association branch or Capital Caring Hospice Services. Sign the Guestbook at www.GoErie.com/obits
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