Nira Gerken

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Born on August 4, 1933

Departed on March 3, 2017

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Gerken, Nira G. of Beacon, former longtime Newburgh residence, entered into rest Friday, March 3, 2017 at St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital,, Newburgh. She was 83.

Born August 4, 1933, in Newburgh, NY, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Gertrude McDowell Davis.

She was the widow of the late Richard Harry Gerken, who predeceased her May 6, 2008.

Nira was a retired Chef with Hanger One, Newburgh, she was a member of the Newburgh Bowling Hall of Fame, an avid Bingo player, and the L.P.B.A.

Survivors include her three children, Susan Gerken-Riccio of Beacon, Cheryl Gerken of Beacon and Walter Gerken of Beacon, a son-in-law, Albert Riccio of Newburgh, four grandchildren, Jovanna Riccio-Barnard and her husband Daniel, Alea Riccio, Tyler Gerken and Ryan Gerken, her brother, William Davis of Matamoras, PA, and her sister, Joan Bowen of Newburgh, as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her brothers and sisters.

A Memorial visitation will be held Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at Libby Funeral Home, Inc. 55 Teller Ave. Beacon, where at 8:00 PM services will take place.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made directly to the family.

Arrangements are under the direction of Jarett D. Quick at Libby Funeral Home, Inc. 55 Teller Ave. Beacon, NY 12508 (845) 831-0179

To leave an online condolence please visit Libbyfuneralhome.com

Date Of Service
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM

Location Of Service
Libby Funeral Home, Inc. 55 Teller Ave. Beacon, NY 12508

Guestbook Entries

  1. John Hansen March 6, 2017 at 12:00 am - Reply

    So very sorry for the loss of Aunt Nira We loved her and miss her but will always have a special place in our hearts

    Love ya
    Johnny, Lori,

  2. Irene Kreis March 6, 2017 at 12:00 am - Reply

    So sorry for your and our loss of Nira.We shall miss her but never forget her.God Bless you all.

  3. Kathi Metzinger-Miller March 10, 2017 at 12:00 am - Reply

    I\’m so sorry for your loss Wally. Your Mom was a wonderful woman. She will be sadly missed. My condolences for you and your family.

  4. Christina Derham March 10, 2017 at 12:00 am - Reply

    My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    God Bless,
    Love, Christina

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