Richard W. Gerencher October 6, 1943 - January 4, 2019

Richard W. Gerencher, 75, of Allentown, passed away Friday, January 4, 2019 in Valley Manor Nursing Home, Coopersburg. He was the husband of Judith A. (Gable) Gerencher. They celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary last year. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late William L. and Theresa (Kollman) Gerencher. Richard was a graduate of Liberty High School. He was a Police Officer for the City of Allentown for 29 years before retiring in 1999. He was a member of Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, Allentown. Richard played in the L.V. Men’s Senior Baseball League for 13 years, was a former coach with Mountainville Little League and was a former member of the Allen High Instrumental Music Booster Club. Mr. Gerencher was a member of FOP Lodge #10, where he played on the Lodge softball team.

Survivors: Wife, Judith; Sons: Christopher M. Gerencher and his wife Kelly of Alburtis, Mark R. Gerencher and his wife Carrie of Allentown; Daughter: Michele M. Rogers and her husband Douglas of Randolph, NJ; Grandchildren: Colin, Brendan, Quinn, Hailey, Carson; Brother: William L. Gerencher and his wife Sandra of Bethlehem; Sister: Frances S. Smith of La Plata, MD. Richard was predeceased by a son Thomas A. Gerencher.

Services: 1:30 pm Monday, Stephens Funeral Home, Inc., 274 N. Krocks Rd., Allentown. Call noon to 1:30 pm Monday in the funeral home. www.stephensfuneral.com.

Contributions: American Heart Assoc., 968 Postal Rd., Suite 110, Allentown 18109.


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