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William "Herb" E. Gach
November 18, 2022

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WILLIAM “HERB” E. GACH OBITUARY

William “Herb” Eugene Gach, 83, of Cherry Tree, PA died on Friday, November 18, 2022 at Forbes Hospital in Monroeville, PA.

The son of Tony and Margaret (Yonascho) Gach, he was born on December 13, 1938 in Indiana, PA.

On March 19, 1959 he married the former Leona Anderson. They shared over fifty-four years of marriage together until her death on September 19, 2013.

Herb worked as an electrician at the Greenwich Collieries for over thirty years and retired at the age of 59. He also was known for his skillfulness in painting cars.

An avid sports fan, Herb especially liked following the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates.

He thoroughly enjoyed being around kids. For years, Herb coached baseball for the Hillsdale Little League. In the last twenty years, he had never missed a Purchase Line High School Football game.

In the 1960’s, Herb was the fire chief for the Commodore Volunteer Fire Company. He was a social member of the Clymer and Glen Campbell American Legions.
Herb lived for his grandchildren, whom he dearly loved.

He is survived by his four children: Rick E. Gach and wife Kathy of Winter Springs, FL; William L. Gach of Hillsdale, PA; Tanya M. Gach of Kittanning, PA; Candice L. Browning and husband Paul of Cherry Tree, PA; his eight grandchildren: Kyle Gach and wife Geraldine Mancilla-Gach of Winter Springs, FL; Kylie Gach Bennett and husband Wesley of Sanford, FL; Marc Conzo of TN; William F. Gach and wife Paige of Commodore, PA; Ronald C. Button and wife Hannah of DuBois, PA; U.S. Army PFC Austin Eugene Gach stationed in KS; Paul Brett Browning, Jr. and Sadie Lynn Browning, both of Cherry Tree, PA and great-grandson: Wesley Bennett; his brother: Robert Hudzick of Commodore, PA and his sister Marge Yonascho of St. Peterburg, FL.

In addition to his wife Leona, Herb was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, James Gach and his sister, Mary Rose Lundberg.

Family and friends will be received from 9-11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at the Rairigh Funeral Home, Ltd. in Hillsdale, PA, where an 11:00 a.m. funeral service will be officiated by Pastor Jim Hurd.

Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital at 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online at [email protected]

Visit www.rairighfh.com to sign Herb’s guestbook and share a condolence message.

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Rairigh Funeral Home
18944 Rte 286 Hwy East
Hillsdale, PA 15746
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