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In Memory of

Richard Lawrence Gerhards

October 21, 1934 - March 24, 2015

Obituary


Richard L. Gerhards passed away March 24, 2015, Portland, Oregon. He was born Oct. 21, 1934 in Loring, Kansas. He graduated from University of Portland Engineering School and worked for the Federal Highway Dept. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mathias C. Gerhards and Margaret E. Gerhards, his brothers Edward and Bernard Gerhards. He leaves behind two sisters, Susanna and Mary, and three brothers, Peter, Charles, and Joseph, and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Richard was a lifelong devout Catholic. He had strong opinions on his faith and shared them with many, mainly...

Richard L. Gerhards passed away March 24, 2015, Portland, Oregon. He was born Oct. 21, 1934 in Loring, Kansas. He graduated from University of Portland Engineering School and worked for the Federal Highway Dept. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mathias C. Gerhards and Margaret E. Gerhards, his brothers Edward and Bernard Gerhards. He leaves behind two sisters, Susanna and Mary, and three brothers, Peter, Charles, and Joseph, and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Richard was a lifelong devout Catholic. He had strong opinions on his faith and shared them with many, mainly in writing. He donated his money to charity, largely to the church from which he had great loyalty. In his younger days, Richard did a lot of fishing, hunting, and bicycle riding. Richard did a lot of caring for his mother especially in her later years. Recitation of the rosary will be at 8:30 am Thursday, April 9, 2015 followed by a funeral Mass at 9:00 am at St. Birgitta Catholic Church. 11820 NW St. Helens Rd..