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Paul Gerlach

June 24, 1988 — June 15, 2022

Paul C. Gerlach, age 33, of Ligonier, Pennsylvania passed away on June 15, 2022. Loving husband and best friend of Susan Gerlach, and cherished father to Henry, Heidi, and Elise.

Paul was born June 24, 1988 in Charlotte, North Carolina to James and Amelia (Bustillo) Gerlach.

Brother of Sandy (Mark) Aronson.

Uncle of Dean, Bennett, and Gordon Aronson.

Grandson of Thomas Bustillo and the late Elizabeth Bustillo and Ruth Gerlach and the late Richard Gerlach. He was also loved and treasured by a network of many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and other areas of the United States and Colombia.

Paul was an adventurous spirit who was happiest when he was on top of a mountain or in the woods. He was passionate about his family, travel, good food, and the outdoors. His favorite activities included hiking, skiing, soccer, ultimate frisbee, biking, climbing, birding, and guitar.

Paul was a lover of nature and a committed environmentalist. His heart was full of love, and he made the world a better place for everyone around him.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Paul's memory to Powdermill Nature Reserve, Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, Loyalhanna Watershed Association, Conservation Trust for North Carolina, or an environmental organization of your choice.

Arrangements entrusted to the Snyder- Green Funeral Home.

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