Elisabeth Gack
Elisabeth Gack
  • November 16, 1921 - August 19, 2017
  • Manchester Township, New Jersey

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Elisabeth Rieder Gack passed away on August 19, 2017. Elisabeth was born in Wallburg, Germany, the only child of Alfred and Rosa (Amman) Rieder. Her mother passed away when she was two years old. Her father married his second wife Anna Pfaff. They had four children, Fred, Trudl and Annaleise, all previously deceased and Walter who still resides in Wallburg, Germany. Her step sister Annaleise had three children, Ilman, Erhard and Ingrid. Ingrid married Konrad Marko and they had two daughters Silka and Anja and her son Yannik.

Elisabeth married Erhard Gack on April 19, 1947. While they did not have any children, they celebrated 53 years of a blissful marriage together before his passing on March 11, 2000. They arrived in the United States in 1954 and lived in Hartsdale, NY, until their move to Leisure Village West in 1974 to be near his brother and sister in law, Konrad and Barbara Gack (both deceased) who also lived in Leisure Village West.
Elisabeth and Erhard toured the United States frequently, took many trips through all parts of Europe and visited friends and family in both Wallburg and Marktgraitz, Germany.

Two years after Erhard's passing Elisabeth met Gene Ritchings. They became devoted friends, companions and inseparable over the past fifteen years.
Elisabeth is survived by her loving and caring family and nephew Conrad and his wife Normandy, their children Suzanna Elizabeth, Christopher Conrad and grandson Brayden Gack.

A viewing will be held at the Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home, 3010 Ridgeway Road (Routes 571 and 70), Manchester, NJ 08759, on Monday August 28, 2017, from 10 am- 12 pm, with a service to be held at 12 pm. Interment to follow at Whiting Memorial Park, Whiting, NJ. Contributions can be made to Hospice Care @ the Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune, NJ.