Tonawanda News


August 6, 2013

Erna Helena Gerlach


Erna Helena (nee Bach) Gerlach went home to our Heavenly Father on August 5, 2013 at the age of 97.
Beloved wife of the late Edwin J. Gerlach; devoted mother of Sharon (George) Kleinmann and John (Jeanette) Gerlach; loving grandmother of John (Karen) Kleinmann, Christina Twoey (Michael Carney), Julie (Carl) Doody and Capt. John (Capt. Kelly) Gerlach USAF; loving great-grandmother of Emma Kleinmann, Alicia and Gavin Twoey; sister of the late Magdalene Caner, Otto, Werner and Edmund Bach. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends may visit the LOMBARDO FUNERAL HOME (Northtowns Chapel) 885 Niagara Falls Blvd., near Eggert/Sheridan Dr., on Friday from 4-8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Christopher's Church, 2660 Niagara Falls Blvd., Tonawanda, on Saturday morning at 9:30 AM. (Please assemble at church.) Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Erna's name may be made to Niagara Hospice.
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