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G. Donald Gerlach

G. Donald Gerlach was Spanish lawyer. Bar: Pennsylvania 1961.


  • Gerlach, G. Donald was born on July 13, 1933 in Toledo. Son of Werner George and Marian (Peiter) Gerlach.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Master of Science, Princeton University, 1955. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1960.


    • Associate Reed Smith Shaw & McClay, Pittsburgh, 1960-1966, partner, 1967-1999, managing partner, 1983-1992. Board directors Mine Safety Appliances Company. Vice-chairman Keystone Finance Corporation, 1991-1997.

      Member Allegheny Conference, 1990-1993. Finance committee University Pittsburgh Medical Center.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Pennsylvania 1961.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Lutheran


    Trustee Shadyside Hospital, 1983-1987. Board directors United Way of Allegheny County, 1985-1993, Allegheny Trails council Boy Scouts. American, 1989-1993. Fellow American College Trust and Estate Counsel.

    Member American Bar Association (real property, probate and trust section, advisory committee on decedent's estates since 1978), Pennsylvania Bar Association (chairman real property, probate and trust section 1977-1978), Allegheny County Bar Association, Duquesne Club (board directors 1986-1989), Harvard-Yale-Princeton Club (president 1981-1982), Fox Chapel Golf Club, Dunkirk Yacht Club, Law Club, Teutonia Mannerchor.


    • Married Betty Lou Smith, December 19, 1959 (deceased). Children: Lisa A., Gregory D., Jeffrey S. Married Diane Bonfigli, July 30, 1983.

      Stepchildren: Kevin, Michael Chase.
    • father: Werner George Gerlach
    • mother: Marian (Peiter) Gerlach
    • spouses: Betty Lou Smith
    • Diane Bonfigli
    • children: Lisa A. Gerlach
    • Gregory D. Gerlach
    • Jeffrey S. Gerlach
    • Kevin Gerlach
    • Michael Chase Gerlach
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    Born July 13, 1933