Ralph Gerkhardt

Obituary of Ralph F Gerkhardt

Ralph F Gerkhardt, 79 years of age, of Blairstown, NJ, died at his home on Sunday, July 22. Born in Orange,NJ, he was a son of the late Philip and Antonie (Lange) Gerkhardt. Mr Gerkhardt had been the owner operator of an area bus company, Pocono Mountain Trails Bus Company of Stroudsburg, PA, from which he retired in 1999. Ralph was a United States Army veteran of the Korean War and a life member of American Legion Post 258 of Blairstown. He had formerly served with Warren County Emergency Management and had been an avid ham radio operator for over 50 years, with call letters "K2 IPE". Ralph is survived by his loving family; his wife of 52 years, the former Virginia Wester, three daughters, Theresa Coombs of St Augustine, FL, Sandra Donlon and husband, James, of Clifton, VA, and Cynthia Tretola of Blairstown, two sons, Kenneth and wife, Cathleen, of Blairstown and Dennis and wife, Michelle, also of Blairstown, eight grandchildren, a sister, Elfrieda(Dutchie) Fineran of Bath, Pa, two brothers, Dane Colborn and wife, Diane, of Perth Amboy, NJ, and Richard Keenan of Dennisport, MA. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Philip "Buddy" Gerkhardt. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00AM, Thursday, at St Jude Roman Catholic Church, 7 Eisenhower Road, Blairstown. Visitation at Newbaker Funeral Home, 200 Rt 94, Blairstown, from 5-8:00PM, Wednesday. Interment will be at Cedar Ridge Cemetery, Rt 94, Blairstown. Donations in Ralph's memory will be appreciated to Blairstown Ambulance Corps, Box 389, Blairstown, NJ 07825. For directions to the funeral home, please see Newbaker.com
Thursday
26
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Mass

11:00 am
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Newbaker Funeral Home, Blairstown, NJ
200 Rt. 94
Blairstown, New Jersey, United States
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