Bock Funeral Home

1500 Mt. Royal Boulevard
Glenshaw, PA 15116
412-486-8500

Obituaries:

Lawrence G. "Larry" Gerken

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Lawrence G. “Larry” Gerken, age 73 of O’Hara Twp. passed away in his home on Sunday May 19, 2019. Loving husband of the late June A. (Titchnell); proud father of Larry G. Gerken Jr. and Diane L. Gerken; Dear brother of Donald (Margaret) Gerken, Sr. Nancy Gerken S.C., Joan (late Donald) Carr, and the late James (Surviving Janet) Gerken; uncle to 24 beloved nieces and nephews and a friend to all. Larry was a humble US Army Vietnam Combat Veteran and a recipient of the Bronze and Silver Star. He loved the outdoors, bird watching, and entertaining friends and family in his home. He will be greatly missed for his quick wit, punchy personality, intelligence, and oversized heart. Friends will be received on Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM and Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. A Funeral Mass in celebration of his life in St. Joseph Church, O’Hara Twp., on Saturday at 9:30 AM followed by a burial in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville with military honors. Memorial donations may be made in his name to Beginning Experience Pittsburgh.

Condolences

John McKeever 22-May-2019 08:45 AM

I will always remember Larry, and I am proud to say I severed with Larry in the Army through all the training and eventually Vietnam. His courage and leadership abilities were truly remarkable. We enjoyed each other's company at various reunions through the years he will be greatly missed RIP Brother. John

Victor Renza 22-May-2019 09:16 PM

My heart goes out to the entire Gerken family and friends for the loss of Larry. He was one of my very best friends in a life and I will never forget him. Rest in peace my brother

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