Motorcyclist Dies After Freedom Road Crash

Gerald “Jerry” Rombach collided with a small SUV Friday in Cranberry.

An Economy man died Friday after near the lower entrance to the Cranberry Mall.

Gerald “Jerry” Rombach, 63, collided with a Honda CRV turning left from Freedom Road into entrance of the mall at about 3 p.m. Friday. The impact caused him to land underneath the front of the SUV, according to Cranberry police.

Rombach was conscious and talking when emergency responders arrived on the scene, police said. He was taken by ambulance to Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh and died later the same day, according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s office.

Formerly of Pittsburgh’s North Side, Rombach spent 27 years as an official with Beaver Valley Football. He also was a member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the Allegheny County Rifle Club, according to his obituary on the Schellhaas Funeral Home website.

Rombach was a married father of two daughters. He also was a brother, stepbrother and an uncle.

Viewings for Rombach will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Schellhaas Funeral Home, 388 Center Avenue, West View, 15229. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the John Lipchik Cancer Fund or Multiple Sclerosis.

Do you have a memory of Romach you’d like to share? Patch welcomes readers to share their condolences in the comment section below.


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