Freda Guzman Gerber

Freda Guzman Gerber


Wednesday, February 23, 2005; Page B06

Freda Guzman Gerber- English Teacher, Volunteer

Freda Guzman Gerber, 91, a former English teacher at Montgomery Blair High School, died of dementia Feb. 18 at Riderwood Village in Silver Spring. She had been a Bethesda resident since 1950 before moving to Riderwood Village four years ago.

Mrs. Gerber was born in New York City and graduated from Hunter College in 1934. For most of the 1930s, she lived in Civilian Conservation Corps camps in the West, where her husband was a physician. During World War II, she was a teacher and counselor at Manumit School and Camp in New York and Pennsylvania.

In Bethesda, she was active as a parent-teacher association president, as a leader in child studies groups and as a chapter officer with the League of Women Voters. She taught at Montgomery Blair in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

The first fund for support of library acquisitions at the Holocaust Memorial Museum was established in honor of Mrs. Gerber and her husband.

Survivors include her husband of 70 years, Dr. Joseph H. Gerber of Riderwood Village; three children, Frederic Gerber of Medina, Wash., Robert Gerber of Bethesda and Peter Gerber of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.