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Passing of Ron Gering of New Hope

Ronald Carl Gering, 74, of New Hope, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 29, at St. Mary Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous five-month battle with cancer.

Born and raised in Trenton, N.J., Ronald had resided in New Hope for the past 20 years. He received his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University and his Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Miami of Ohio. Ronald was the Executive Director for Catholic Charities Family Services, where he was employed for 45 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

Ronald served as former chair for the Shade Tree Committee in New Hope Borough, he was a former member of the Ewing Township School Board, and was an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at the College of New Jersey. He was also a member of the Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity and the ROTC.

Ronald was the recipient of the 2016 Bishop M. Sullivan Award, as well as many other accolades. He enjoyed watching Rutgers Football, landscaping and gardening. He loved traveling the world with his wife Connie, and his greatest joys in life were his children and grandchildren as well as spending time with family and friends. He was a most loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to many.

Son of the late Rudolph and Katherine (Heidi) Gering; brother of the late Dr. Rudolph Gering and Alice Schannel; brother-in-law of the late Daniel Popgoshev; Ronald is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Connie (Popgoshev) Gering; his children, Matthew Gering and wife Angela, Benjamin Gering and wife Jennifer, Michael Piscopo and wife Dana, Anthony Piscopo and wife Christine and Brian Piscopo; 12 grandchildren, Alexander, Amanda, Brandon, Nicholas, Zack, Kyle, Justin, Jason, Ryder, Gerise, Liam and Alana; 2 sisters-in-law, Betty Ann Popgoshev and Joan Gering; as well as many nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, Oct. 4, at 11:00 a.m. at Incarnation Church, 1545 Pennington Ave., Ewing, N.J. Burial will follow in the Ewing Church Cemetery, 100 Scotch Rd., Ewing, N.J. Family and friends may call Thursday evening from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday morning from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Parkside Brenna-Cellini Funeral Home, 1584 Parkside Ave., in Ewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Ronald’s memory to El Centro Catholic Charities, 327 So. Broad St., Trenton, NJ 08608.

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