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Charles Lee Gerlach

December 31, 1964 ~ February 8, 2020 (age 55) 55 Years Old

Charles Gerlach Obituary

Charles Lee Gerlach  55
of Kenton

A funeral service for Charles Lee Gerlach will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, February 13th, 2020 at The Price-McElroy Funeral Home in Kenton with Rev. Randall Forester officiating. Burial will follow at Grove Cemetery. Friends and family may visit from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 at the funeral Home.
He died on Saturday, February 8th, 2020 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. He was born on December 31st, 1964 in Kenton to the late Charles W. and Alice P. (Hart) Gerlach. On May 28th, 1995 he married Kathleen Sheehan and they later divorced.
Surviving are a daughter; Alice V. Gerlach of New York City, a sister; Joy (Mark) Van Horn of Kenton, and a niece and nephew; Amanda and Andrew Van Horn.
He was preceded in death by a nephew; William Van Horn.
Charles was a 1983 Kenton High School graduate. He attended Harvard University, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 1987 with a B.A in History and Literature. After his undergraduate degree, Charles then attended Harvard Law School where he graduated Cum Laude in 1990 with his Juris Doctor. After graduation Charles worked as an attorney for Mayer, Brown, Rouse & Maw. He also was an assistant professor for John Marshall University Law School. After leaving the law firm he worked as a management consultant for IBM and other technology focused firms.
Charles was a member of the St John's Evangelical Church in Kenton.
Charles was always challenging himself and trying new things. He enjoyed competitive cycling and competing in triathlons. He also had a love for music, both singing and playing the piano.
Memorial donations may be made to the Hardin County District Library or to the Kenton City Schools; Memo to the Charles Gerlach Memorial.
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February 12, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Price McElroy Funeral Home
123 N. Main St.
Kenton, OH 43326

Funeral Service
February 13, 2020

11:00 AM
Price McElroy Funeral Home
123 N. Main St.
Kenton, OH 43326


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