Paul L. Gehris, Jr., 83, of Barto, husband of Anna E. (Gesser) Gehris, passed away on Monday May 7, 2018.
Born in Pottstown, he was the son of the late Paul L. Gehris, Sr. and Margaret (Eline) Gehris.
Paul served in the US Navy and the Navy Reserves. He was an avid outdoorsman, hunter, and fisherman. Paul also enjoyed woodworking and made game boards from wood. He loved watching his grandson play baseball and never missed a game.
Surviving along with his wife is one daughter Tessi Melchior wife of Matthew of Barto; one grandson Cory Melchior; one brother Robert Koch husband of the late Janet Koch; one sister Sandra Jorgenson wife of Kenneth; three nephews Randy Koch husband of Karen, Terry Jorgenson husband of Stacey, and Mike Jorgenson; and two nieces Renee Erb wife of Brent, and Cheryl Lefler wife of Ken.
A funeral service will be held Wednesday May 16, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 610 Pine St., Bally, PA 19503, with Fr. Richard Brensinger officiating. Burial will be private. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 10:00-10:45 AM at the church. Due to the circumstances, the family encourages visitors to greet Mrs. Gehris at the luncheon following the service, in the church hall. Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Philadelphia Ave., Gilbertsville is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Paul’s memory to The Foundation For Boyertown Education, 911 Montgomery Ave., PO Box 218, Boyertown, PA 19512.

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