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Thursday May 31st, 2018
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Richard D. Gershom

Richard Gershom, Sr., 81, went home to be with the Lord on May 27, 2018.  He was born December 5, 1936 in Steubenville, OH to the late James and Elizabeth Gershom. Rich retired from B. F. Goodrich in 1999 and was a member of Manchester United Methodist Church.  Rich loved being very involved with his children’s activities, coaching Little League baseball, Pee Wee football and band shows.  He was the #1 fan for Mount Union College football and baseball.  He had spent his 19 years of retirement traveling and doing bus trips with his AARP friends, but most of all, following his four granddaughters with their softball games, 4-H, track and band activities.

Rich was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, James Gershom, Robert Gershom, and Marybelle Hebert

He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Linda; children, Richard Gershom Jr., David (Lisa) Gershom, and Susan Shreve; granddaughters, Victoria Gershom, Taylor Gershom, Mackenzie Gershom, and Kelsey Shreve; siblings, Margaret (Ted) Marcum, Kenneth Gershom, and Ronald Gershom; sister-in-law, Laura Gershom, and brother-in-law, Charles Hawsman.

Friends may call at Bacher Funeral Home, 3326 Manchester Rd., Akron, OH 44319 on Thursday, May 31, 2018 from 4 to 7 p.m. Services will be held on Friday, June 1, 2018 at the funeral home at 11 a.m., with Pastor Dale Gharky officiating.  Interment at Crown Hill Cemetery in Twinsburg, Ohio. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Manchester United Methodist Church, 5625 Manchester Rd., New Franklin, OH 44319, in memory of Rich. 

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If there is anything special you need or anything we can help with to lighten your burden, please let us know. We will be praying for you. We hope the following verse provides you comfort.
Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

The Staff of Bacher Funeral Home May 31 2018 12:00 AM

I am very sorry for the lost of Uncle Rich. He will be greatly missed.

Jim Gershom May 31 2018 12:00 AM

To The Gershom Family:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength.

Erline Franks and family May 31 2018 12:00 AM

We all enjoyed working with Dick at BFG. Always went above and beyond with a smile. So sorry for your loss

Susan Cooper May 30 2018 12:00 AM

Susan, Sorry for your loss. Loved seeing your dad at church always with a smile. Your family and friends will be in our prayers.

Susan Howard May 30 2018 12:00 AM

An A GARDEN PATH was sent by Curt, Tammy, Jordan and Briahna McCullough on May 30, 2018

Expression of Sympathy May 30 2018 12:00 AM

Thinking of all of you during this time. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Great memories of Mr. Gershom!! Many Blessings. Curt, Tammy, Jordan and Briahna McCullough

Tammy McCullough May 30 2018 12:00 AM

Prayers for your entire family at the loss of your dad and grandpa, Rich!

Judy Conner May 30 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Gershom

Jimmy Raines May 30 2018 12:00 AM

God bless you Linda and family. If you should need anything we are not far away

Michael and Nancy Balogh May 29 2018 12:00 AM

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