Frederick P. “Butch” Gerloff Sr.
Frederick P. “Butch” Gerloff Sr., 87, of Red Hill, died July 23, 2012 at Pennsburg Manor, Pennsburg. He was the husband of Eleanor M. (Getner) Gerloff.
Born in Coopersburg, he was a son of the late Wilhelm and Mamie (German) Gerloff.
Mr. Gerloff was a corporal in the U.S. Army, serving from 1951 to 1953.
He worked for most of his life as a dock worker and teamster, for North Penn Transfer, Lansdale, retiring in 1983. He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Blue Church, the American Legion Souderton Post # 0234, Morwood Sportsmen’s Club, Green Lane Fire Co. and Tylersport Fire Co.
Surviving along with his wife, are two sons, Clifford B. Gerloff and wife, Sandra L., of Boyertown and Frederick P. Gerloff Jr. and wife, Heidi E., of Red Hill; a daughter, Robin M. Patterson and companion David Dorey, of Mesa, Arizona; two grandchildren, Frederick P. Gerloff III and Andrea B. Gerloff, and a sister, Martha Diehl, of Coopersburg. He was predeceased by siblings, Walter and Alta.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 27, 2012 at Woodland Cemetery at Blue Church, 5305 Blue Church Road, Coopersburg, PA 18036.
Arrangements are by Mann-Slonaker Funeral Home. Offer sympathy at www.mannslonakerfuneralhome.com.