Nicholas Friedrich Gerber, age 19, of Earlton, NY passed away suddenly on June 15, 2019.
Nicholas was born on December 10, 1999 in Hudson, NY to parents Lee and Wanda (Smith) Gerber. He was a 2018 graduate of Coxsackie-Athens Highschool and worked as a sales associate for Young’s General Store and Ace Hardware and later as an electrician apprentice at Jerry Jennings Electrical Contractors. Nicholas enjoyed working and tinkering with all things automotive whether it was his work in progress go-kart or his prided 1978 Buick. He also enjoyed snowmobiling as well as working towards getting his pilot’s license. Nicholas was a talented craftsman in more ways than one. He designed vinyl signs, and took interest in metal works, wood working, and carving and crafting with deer antlers. He was a member of the 4-H Club “Just Horsin’ Around” and an avid animal lover. Nicholas was a friend to many and will be dearly missed by all who loved him.
Survivors in addition to his parents Lee and Wanda (Smith) Gerber include his sister Amanda Gerber, maternal grandparents William and Susan Smith, paternal grandmother Virginia Gerber, several aunts, uncles, and cousins, and his girlfriend Rachael Steinke. Nicholas is predeceased by his paternal grandfather Paul Gerber. Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Friday, June 21, 2019 from 4-7pm at Richards Funeral Home of the Mid-Hudson Valley Inc., 29 Bross St., Cairo, NY. A prayer service will take place at 6:30pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Columbia-Greene Humane Society, 125 Humane Society Rd., Hudson, NY 12534. Condolences may be made at www.richardsfuneralhomeinc.net.