Richard E. Gerber, 76
OXFORD – Richard E. Gerber, 76, formerly of Locust Street, died Friday, December 28, 2012, at Lanessa Extended Care Center in Webster. He is survived by his daughter, Diane M. Nelson of Dayville, CT; a brother, Robert Gerber of Oxford; a sister, Mary Madore of Worcester; four grandchildren, Angela May, Keith Nelson, Eric Gerber, and Shannon Gerber; and several great grandchildren, nephews, and nieces. He was predeceased by his wife of 47 years, Jeannette N. (LeClaire) Gerber of Oxford, who died in 2004; his son, David E. Gerber of Auburn, who died in 2011; a sister, Doris LaPorte of Worcester; and a brother, Raymond Gerber of Maryland. He was born in Worcester, the son of the late Edmund and Anna (Leduc) Gerber, and lived most of his life in Oxford.
Mr. Gerber was a truck driver for New England Grocers for 38 years, retiring in 2001. He was a member of the Auburn Elks and enjoyed fishing and traveling.
A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, January 2, 2013, at St. Roch’s Church, 332 Main St., Oxford. Friends and family are respectfully requested to meet directly at the church. Burial will follow at Worcester County Memorial Park in Paxton. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lanessa Extended Care Center, c/o the Activities Dept., 751 School St., Webster, MA 01570. Paradis Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oxford, is directing the arrangements.