Betty M. Gerlich, 84, of Bushkill, passed away Sunday afternoon March 24, 2013 at the Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg.
Born in Somerville, NJ; on January 30, 1929, she was the only child to the late Fredrick M. and Fannie (Wiegand) Brown. Betty graduated from Somerville High School, and resided most her life in the Somerset County, NJ; area, retiring as a switch board operator for Somerset County in 1992. Betty relocated to the Bushkill area of Pike County in 1992.
Betty was a member of The Reformed Church of Bushkill, Milford Road, East Stroudsburg. During her retirement she enjoyed doing needle point, collecting Beanie Babies, baking, and bird watching. Betty was known for making awesome Apple and Pumpkin pies. She treasured spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Surviving is her husband of 66 years Adolf A. Gerlich Sr. at home in Bushkill; sons, Adolf A. "Art" Gerlich. Jr, and his wife Susan of Lebanon Township, NJ; Fritz A. Gerlich and his fiancee Anita of Toms River, NJ; and David A. Gerlich and his wife Karen of Bushkill; grandchildren, Donna, Aaron, Wendy, Kristy, Melissa, and Dave, great-grandchildren, Ryan, Celeste, Makayla, Jake, and Asher nephews and nieces.
The funeral service will be held on Thursday March 28, 2013 at 4:00 P.M. in the Lanterman & Allen Funeral Home, Inc. 27 Washington Street, East Stroudsburg, with Rev, Dr. Edward C. Kimes, Pastor of the East Stroudsburg United Methodist Church, East Stroudsburg, officiating. Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family.
A public visitation will be held on Thursday March 28, 2013 at the Lantermen & Allen Funeral Home, Inc. 27 Washington Street, East Stroudsburg from 2:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Lanterman & Allen Funeral Home, Inc. 27 Washington Street, East Stroudsburg, where online condolences can be made at www.lantermanallenfh.com