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GERKEN, Arthur Joseph "Joe"

GERKEN - Arthur "Joe"
Of Colden, NY, May 21, 2012, passed away peacefully at home with his family, beloved husband of Marilyn (Ziecker); dearest father of Linda (David) Hall, Cindy (Steve) Annino and Mike "Pickle" (Moira Condon); loved by his grandchildren, Kelly (Jacob) Heferle, Josh (Jen) Repp, Chris (Debbie), Ryan (Nicole) and Cheryl Annino; also loved by his many great-grandchildren as "Papa Joe"; brother to the late William Gerken and survived by his sisters Marion Reitmeier and Louise Cruver. He was a proud Korean veteran and well known designer/drafter in the Springville and WNY area. No prior visitation. Friends are invited to share in a Celebration of Life on Sunday, May 27, 2012, at 12 noon at the Orchard Park Community Church, 7451 E. Quaker Rd. (Rt 20A), Orchard Park, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Buffalo, Inc. or Roswell Park Breast Cancer Research.

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