Robert H. Gercken Sr., 71, of Clarks Green, died Thursday evening at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton. He was the husband of Elizabeth Polito Gercken. The couple would have celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary this June.
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Born in North Hempstead, N.Y., son of the late Henry and Meta Becker Gercken, he was a graduate of Valley Stream High School, N.Y., and a proud Navy veteran. Before his retirement at age 55, he was a computer analyst for Metropolitan Life for 30 years.
Bob enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was also an avid reader, and loved spending time on his computer. But most of all, he cherished his family and the time he spent with them. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Also surviving are sons, Robert H. Jr. and his wife, Stephanie; and Christopher M. Gercken and his wife, Michelle, all of West Abington Twp.; a daughter, Lisa Geyer, New Milford; eight grandchildren, Caleb, Amelia and Aiden Gercken, Delia, Holly and Duncan Geyer; and Connor and Natalie Gercken.
The funeral is today at 4 p.m. at the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 418 S. State St., Clarks Summit, with services by the Rev. Lori Robinson, pastor of the Dalton United Methodist Church. Friends may call today from 1 to 4.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Abington Community Library, 1200 W. Grove St., Clarks Summit, PA 18411.
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Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home
418 S. State St.
Clarks Summit, PA 18411
Published in Scranton Times on May 10, 2014