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;
Kimberly (Gerlach) Chambers, Rick and Maggie (Devine) Gerlach
Gretchen (Gerlach) Samuels, husband John, Kathleen (Gerlach) Brittingham, husband Bob;
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.
Memorial contributions to
Operation Smile, 6435 Tidewater Dr., Norfolk, VA 23509
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
1500 Rosecrans Ave., Ste. 200
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.