Adolf A. Gerlich
Adolf A. Gerlich
  • September 6, 1927 - February 11, 2017
  • Bushkill, Pennsylvania

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Adolf A. Gerlich Sr., 89, of Bushkill passed away peacefully Saturday evening February 11, 2017 at Lehigh-Pocono Hospice House, East Stroudsburg.
Born in Somerville, NJ on September 6, 1927 he was the son of Arthur and Anna (Timm) Gerlich. Adolf attended Somerville High School, Somerville NJ and resided most of his life in the Somerset County, NJ area, retiring as a Foreman for the Somerset County Public Works Department in 1992. Adolf relocated to the Bushkill area of Pike County, PA in 1992. He enjoyed camping, collecting Hess Trucks and LBG Trains. He treasured spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Adolf was a member of the Reformed church of Bushkill, Milford Road, East Stroudsburg.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 64 years Betty Gerlich who passed away in 2013 and his brother Ferdinand Gerlich who passed away in December 2016.
Surviving are his sons, Adolf A. (Art) Gerlich Jr. and his wife Susan of Lebanon Township, NJ; Frederick A. (Fritz) Gerlich and his fiancé Anita of Toms River NJ and David A. Gerlich and his wife Karen of Bushkill, PA; grandchildren Donna, Aaron, Wendy, Kristy, Melissa, and David Jr; great-grandchildren Ryan, Celeste, Makayla, Jake, Asher, Luke, Esmae, Ruby and Amber; nephew Kenneth Gerlich.
A visitation will be held on Sunday February 19, 2017 from 2pm - 4pm with a prayer service to follow at the Lanterman & Allen Funeral Home Inc. 27 Washington St. East Stroudsburg PA 18301. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in honor of Adolf to the Lehigh-Pocono VNA Hospice House 502 VNA Rd. East Stroudsburg PA, 18301 and or AWESOM Animal Rescue P.O Box 13 Stroudsburg PA, 18360.