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1922 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Age 95, died peacefully, on Saturday, September 9, 2017. Caring husband of nearly 70 years of Josephine P. Gergerich; dear father of Edward T. Gergerich (the late Suzan), Shirley (Ronald) Franck and Thomas (Lori) Gergerich; amazing grandpa of Melanie, Kevin, the late Gretchen Franck, Janelle Slawson, Anna, Maura, and Hallie Gergerich; proud great-grandpa of Tyler and Trevor Slawson, Nola and Greta Franck. He was the devoted son of the late Joseph and Barbara Gergerich; and brother of the late Helen London, Joseph Gergerich, and Betty Waddel. Edward grew up in Etna, graduated from Etna High School in 1940 and was an all around athlete playing football, basketball, and baseball. Edward served as a sergeant in the Army in Battalion 461 Battery B during World War II. He started his career and later retired as a supervisor at J & L Steel Printing Department. Edward and Josephine were married in 1947 and moved to Shaler where he enjoyed gardening. He was an active member of the Northern Area AARP, the Gateway AARP, and the local men's club. They spent their final days at Vincentian Home in North Hills. Friends received at the WALTER J. ZALEWSKI FUNERAL HOME, 216 44th Street, Lawrenceville, on Wednesday 6-8 p.m. and Thursday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Saint Athanasius Church on Friday at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, family requests memorial donations to be made to the .
Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Sept. 13 to Sept. 14, 2017
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