Richard G. Gerlach passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2013




Richard G. Gerlach , passed away Wednesday
January 9, 2013 in LifeQuest after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
He was the husband of Virginia (Molinari) Gerlach.
Born March 25, 1942, he was the first-born son of the late
Richard Grant and Helen Marie (Trautman) Gerlach.
A 1960 graduate of Neshaminy High School and a 1966 graduate of
East Stroudsburg University, where he majored in biology education and began his love of music.
He was a member of many bands, including:
the Cumberland Mountain Boys, The Folkmen,
Skookil Express, Buckskin,
The Daisy Jug Band, Thunder Creek,
Without A Paddle, Mail Pouch Express,
and Homespun Bluegrass.
Survivors: Surviving with his wife are his brother, Bill and Donna (Paist) Gerlach;
Children
Kimberly (Gerlach) Chambers, Rick and Maggie (Devine) Gerlach
Gretchen (Gerlach) Samuels, husband John, Kathleen (Gerlach) Brittingham, husband Bob;
seven grandchildren,
William Chambers, Kristopher Chambers, Taylor Gerlach, Maddison Gerlach, Zach Samuels,
Jonathan Samuels, and Hunter Gerlach;
and great-granddaughter, Lillian Chambers. Services:

1 p.m., Saturday, January 19 in Jeffrey A. Naugle Funeral & Cremation Service
135 W. Pumping Station Rd., Quakertown.
Call at the funeral home, 11 a.m. until time of service.
Contributions:
Memorial contributions to
Operation Smile, 6435 Tidewater Dr., Norfolk, VA 23509
or
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
1500 Rosecrans Ave., Ste. 200
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.