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Clifford Allen Gerlach

October 16, 1945 — July 27, 2023


Clifford Allen Gerlach

Clifford Allen Gerlach, 77, of Bridgman passed away on Thursday, July 27, 2023 at Corewell Health South.

A graveside service will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday, August 2, 2023 at Graceland Cemetery, 8350 Red Arrow Hwy, Bridgman. Memorial contributions may be made to Berrien County Cancer Service, 3900 Hollywood Road St. Joseph, MI 49085. Online condolences accepted at

Clifford was born October 16, 1945 in Benton Harbor, the son of the late Norman and Edith (Schmul) Gerlach. On November 14, 1981 he married Cynthia Dahms and they shared 41 years together. In 1965, he graduated from Benton Harbor High School. Clifford was a member at Berrien County Baptist Church. He worked for Gast Manufacturing for over 40 years and also worked as a Pharmacy Tech at the Center for Outpatient Services, St. Joseph. Clifford was an outdoor enthusiast and enjoyed golf, fishing, and gardening.

Survivors include his wife: Cynthia; children: Amy (Mike) Payne and Michael (Melissa) Gerlach; step sons: Terry (Sue) Enders, Jr. and Vern (Sara) Enders; eight grandchildren; one great grandson and two soon to be expected.

Arrangements are entrusted to Pike Funeral and Cremation Services, The Boyd Chapel, 9191 Red Arrow Hwy, Bridgman.

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