Karl H. Gerlach

December 21, 1944April 11, 2019

Karl Gerlach of New City, NY, 74 years old, passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2019. Karl was a lifelong resident of Rockland. He was born on December 21, 1944 to Helen and George Gerlach. He graduated from Clarkstown High school. Karl was retired from the Clarkstown Highway department, where he worked for over 35 years. He was a member of the Rockland Rodders car club for many years. He enjoyed going to the car shows every Friday during the spring and summer. He is survived by his son David Gerlach, and daughter Heather Tatti (Jason) and their daughters; Devyn and Aria. He is also survived by his sister Ada Kane, his brothers George Gerlach, and William Gerlach (Lynette) in addition to many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his loving wife Glenda and loving son Karl. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Family will receive friends on Friday April 19, 2019 from 2-4 & 7-9pm at Higgins Funeral Home in New City, NY. A funeral service will be held on Saturday April 20, 2019 at 10am at Higgins Funeral Home in New City, NY, followed by interment at Germonds Cemetery, New City, NY.


  • Visitation Friday, April 19, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 20, 2019


Karl H. Gerlach

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Brian Healy

April 22, 2019

Sorry for your loss,went to BOCES with Karl in HS and would see and talk with him at cruise nights. He will be missed.

Richard Rossi

April 19, 2019

Sorry for your loss. I remember Karl as a HS friend and saw him at car shows. Your family will be in our thoughts.
Richard Rossi


April 17, 2019

My wife Lynn ( Hinckley ) and I Ed Smith ( Smitty ) have known Karl for many years. Karl and I worked in the highway department together, we shared many good times on and off the job. He will always be fondly remembered by us. Our Deepest Sympathly to the Gerlach Family !

Lynn & Ed Smith

Nicholas Pellegrino

April 17, 2019

Lots of great times up at the cabin. Many many great memories. Rest is piece. You will be missed. God speed Brillo

Cora Ordway (Devens)

April 16, 2019

I'm saddened to hear of "uncle " Karl's passing. I remember him in my life as a child. My deepest sympathy to the Gerlach family