Ronald H. Gerstenberger

Ronald H. Ger­stenberger, age 88, of Amherst, NH, gradu­ated from this earthly life to life eternal on October 28th, 2016.

Born in Methuen, MA in August of 1928 to Ar­thur W. and Gertrude M. (Hugel) Gerstenberger, he was married in 1956 to Beverly (Schoerner) for 60 years.

He graduated from E.F. Searles High School in Methuen in 1946. Most of his working career was with engineering con­struction companies in project management. His employment resulted in assignments in the United States, Canada, Central and South Amer­ica and Europe. He also lived in eight states and served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953 with service in Korea. He re­tired in 2001.

His hobbies included photography, winning several awards. He also enjoyed owning field trial beagles. He previously served as President of the Amherst Historical Soci­ety and, together with his wife, were New Hamp­shire representatives for Bridges for Peace. He was also a founding and cur­rent member of NH4 Is­rael and was a long-time member of Household of Faith in Amherst.

He was preceded in death by his older broth­er, Arthur Gerstenberger of Hanover, NH.

Members of his family include his wife Beverly, three children; Neil (Lois) of Douglasville, GA; Shari (Rod) Allwood of Mentor, OH; and Roger (Patty) of Tulsa, OK; seven grand­children and four great-grandchildren.

All are welcome to at­tend a Service of Remem­brance to be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, Novem­ber 5th, at Household of Faith, Amherst. Burial will be private in the NH State Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen, NH. Memo­rial gifts can be made to Bridges for Peace, P.O. Box 410037, Melbourne, FL 32941-0037. Arrange­ments are in the care of Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm Street, Mil­ford, NH.

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