Richard L. Gerber – October 13, 2017

Richard L. Gerber 86, of New Philadelphia, died Friday, October 13, 2017, in Union Hospital at Dover after a brief illness.

Born November 11, 1930, in Sugarcreek, he was a son of the late Percy and Lena (Scheufler) Gerber. He retired in 1981 from Northwest Airlines where he worked in maintenance and parts. He was a Navy Veteran having served from 1949 to 1955 and was a member of The New Philadelphia V.F.W. and the New Philadelphia Elks Lodge #510. Richard is survived by his wife the former Victoria Fisk whom he married September 19, 1964 and a son Gordon S. Gerber of New Philadelphia.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 sisters Kay Maust, Norma Gerke and a brother Gordon R. Gerber.In keeping with Richard’s wishes, no services are planned and burial will take place in East Lawn Cemetery at Sugarcreek. The Smith-Varns Funeral Home at Sugarcreek is handling the arrangements. To share a memory please visit the funeral home’s website. In keeping with Richard’s wishes, no services are planned and burial will take place in East Lawn Cemetery at Sugarcreek. The Smith-Varns Funeral Home at Sugarcreek is handling the arrangements. To share a memory please visit the funeral home’s website.

Smith Funeral Home
330-852-2141
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