Richard Joseph Gerlock
Richard Joseph Gerlock, of Bridgewater, NJ, passed away peacefully, Monday, June 27, at his home with his wife Lucille and children by his side.
Richard was born December 29, 1934, in Yonkers, New York, to Anna and Joseph Gerlock. Anna remarried after the passing of Richard’s father and was raised by Anna and Spencer Webb. He graduated from Gorton High School and received a BS degree in Chemistry, Manhattan College. On June 2, 1961, he married his true love Lucille Gerlock in New York, they were happily married for 53 years. Richard was a fun-loving father, husband and friend. He had an entrepreneur and adventurous spirit. He was an Army Veteran. Richard also worked for several chemical companies. His job at Hoechst brought him and his family to settle in Bridgewater for 47 years ago. He continued to work for several European chemical companies retiring as a Vice President. During his retirement he founded GP Chemicals. He enjoyed working and was an avid sailor. He spent most of his weekends on the water sailing with his wife and family around Oyster Bay Long Island. He enjoyed playing and watching football and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Richard is survived by his wife, Lucille, and four children, Richard Joseph Gerlock Jr. and wife Jana of Branchburg, NJ, Deirdre Igo and her husband Kevin of Newark, DE, Michael Spencer Gerlock and his wife Letecia of Bridgewater, NJ, and Meghan Canale and her husband A. Jason (Jake) of Yardley, PA; 10 grandchildren, Bridget, Michael, Claire, Amelia, Adam, Ian, Oliver, Brigid, Annabelle and Michael Spencer, Jr. He is predeceased by his parents, Anna, Joseph and Spencer.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10am on Friday, July 1, at St. Bernard Church, 500 Route 22 (Eastbound), Bridgewater. Mausoleum entombment to follow at St. Bernard Mausoleum, Bridgewater. Visiting hours from 7pm-9pm on Thursday, June 30, at the Cusick Funeral Home, Somerville. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Richard’s memory to Somerset County Adult Day Center, 872 East Main St., Bridgewater, NJ 08807 (email@example.com)
Published in Courier News on June 28, 2016
Gerlock, Richard Joseph [MC???? RIP]
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I believe that Richard is a member of the Class of 1960, and his son Richard is a member of the Class of 1985.
May He Rest In Peace.
Gerlock, Richard Joseph [MC1960 RIP]
Gerlock, Richard Jr. [MC1985]