Betty M. Gerlich

January 30, 1929March 24, 2013

Betty M. Gerlich, 84, of Bushkill, passed away Sunday afternoon March 24, 2013 at the Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg.

Born in Somerville, NJ; on January 30, 1929, she was the only child to the late Fredrick M. and Fannie (Wiegand) Brown. Betty graduated from Somerville High School, and resided most her life in the Somerset County, NJ; area, retiring as a switch board operator for Somerset County in 1992. Betty relocated to the Bushkill area of Pike County in 1992.

Betty was a member of The Reformed Church of Bushkill, Milford Road, East Stroudsburg. During her retirement she enjoyed doing needle point, collecting Beanie Babies, baking, and bird watching. Betty was known for making awesome Apple and Pumpkin pies. She treasured spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Surviving is her husband of 66 years Adolf A. Gerlich Sr. at home in Bushkill; sons, Adolf A. “Art” Gerlich. Jr, and his wife Susan of Lebanon Township, NJ; Fritz A. Gerlich and his fiancee Anita of Toms River, NJ; and David A. Gerlich and his wife Karen of Bushkill; grandchildren, Donna, Aaron, Wendy, Kristy, Melissa, and Dave, great-grandchildren, Ryan, Celeste, Makayla, Jake, and Asher nephews and nieces.

The funeral service will be held on Thursday March 28, 2013 at 4:00 P.M. in the Lanterman & Allen Funeral Home, Inc. 27 Washington Street, East Stroudsburg, with Rev, Dr. Edward C. Kimes, Pastor of the East Stroudsburg United Methodist Church, East Stroudsburg, officiating. Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family.

A public visitation will be held on Thursday March 28, 2013 at the Lantermen & Allen Funeral Home, Inc. 27 Washington Street, East Stroudsburg from 2:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Lanterman & Allen Funeral Home, Inc. 27 Washington Street, East Stroudsburg, where online condolences can be made at


  • Visitation Thursday, March 28, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 28, 2013

Betty M. Gerlich

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Ann Bergeron-Straub

March 26, 2013

Dear Mr. G and family. Just want to say how sorry I am for you all for the loss of your loved one. I lost my nephew to heart disease in 1998, Lionel's son at 19. Lionel to Brain Cancer in 2002 and Dad to Sepsis 10 months later. I know what it is to loose loved ones. I know how much it means to hear from those we have so much history with. May you never know what it is like to not have it. God Bless.