Richard G. Gergel

MINERVA – Richard G. Gergel, 70, of Minerva, died Friday in Alliance Community Hospital.

He was born Oct. 19, 1943, in Alliance, the son of Richard and Velma (Conrad) Gergel.

Mr. Gergel retired from Colfor in Salem where he worked in maintenance. He also worked for Valley Forge in Salem for 25 years and at Burns Cold Forge. He attended the East Rochester United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Marianne (Wickersham) Gergel, whom he married June 23, 1969; a daughter, Kathryn Zurbrugg of Kensington; a son, William (Malissa) Gergel of Minerva; a sister, Susan Gergel of North Canton; and three grandchildren.

Calling hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the Gotschall-Hutchison Funeral Home in Minerva. Burial will be in Moultrie Chapel Cemetery.

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Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association.