Louise (Gerst) Richards

September 15, 1918

99 and 1/2 years young, formerly of Mt. Lebanon, passed away peacefully at Marian Manor on Thursday, April 26, 2018. Devoted mother of the late Bobbi Getz; loving grandmother of Grant Getz (Elena); proud great-grandmother of Olivia Getz; beloved sister of Dagmar Gerst and the late Joseph Gerst (the late Loretta); dear aunt of Jody Gerst (Mimi) and Loretta Gerst; great-aunt of Aimee Gerst and Patty Mulcahy (Kevin); great-great-aunt of Maddie and Carter Mulcahy; Louise worked as a spotter for Civil Defense in Syracuse, NY from 1963-1964. She worked as a floral designer, first for Mt. Lebanon Florist and then at Barry's Flower Castle until her retirement in 1989. From 1990 until 2012 she worked as a greeter at Laughlin Funeral Home. Louise was an active member at Mt. Lebanon United Lutheran Church. She belonged to many knitting and needlepoint groups. The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff at Marian Manor and Beverly Hospice for the loving care they  gave to Louise. Viewing hours have been omitted. The family will receive friends at Mt. Lebanon United Lutheran Church, 975 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon, on Tuesday morning, May 1, 2018 from 10:00 until the time of her memorial service at 11:00. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to Mt. Lebanon United Lutheran Church, Animal Friends or Children's Hospital.

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