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Memorial Service

Journey Church of Sanford
Sunday May 22nd, 2022

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David Cranwell Gerken

David Cranwell Gerken died Friday, April 22, 2022 at First Health Hospice House in Pinehurst.


Celebration of life service planned for May 22, 2022 at Journey Church in Sanford, NC on 2901 Beachtree Drive, Sanford, NC at 3:00 pm.


David was born in Cookeville, Tennessee on June 27, 1982. He grew up in Norwalk and Milan Ohio. He graduated from Edison High School in 2000. David graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2008 with a BS degree in computer science. David worked for various businesses and software companies as a Data Analyst and Sql. developer. David enjoyed music and art. He lived in Lakewood, Ohio for the last 7 years.


David is survived by his mother, Robin Foushee Patterson and husband Greg Patterson of Sanford.  HIs father is William Gerken of Sandusky, Ohio, sisters Kate Barnes and husband, Ricky of Sanford,  Abby Duffey of Cleveland, Ohio, Rachel Patterson of Raleigh, Cole Patterson and his wife Megan of Sanford,  Sam Patterson and wife Robyn of Raleigh and Tyler Patterson and wife, Sarah. Nieces and nephews include Josie Duffey, Elliot and Emmett Barnes, Ellis and Merritt Patterson. Annie Hayes.


In lieu of flowers please submit memorials for First Health Hospice and Palliative Care Memorial Fund out of Pinehurst, P.O. Box 3000, Pinehurst, NC 28374



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I am so sorry to hear of Dave's passing. He was such a friendly young man. My heart felt prayers. for the family.

Vicki Patterson May 4 2022 4:34 PM

Condolences and prayers to David's entire family. May he rest in the arms of the Lord.

Jay and Paulette Ewell, Norwalk OH May 3 2022 12:27 PM

So sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Eric & Ann Blackwood Apr 30 2022 6:06 PM

Dear Bill and the rest of the family, so sorry to hear of your Son’s passing, trust that you can keep on keeping on. Andrew Berry

Andrew Berry Apr 30 2022 2:24 AM

Robin-I am sorry for your loss of your son. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Condolences to all the family.

Molly Bechtel Apr 29 2022 8:36 AM

So so sorry for your loss. Know you are held close in these difficult days.🙏❤️❤️ Sally and Tom

Sally Sprunk Apr 29 2022 8:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of David Gerken

Suzanne Hart Apr 29 2022 1:09 AM

The kindest, nicest, most beautiful soul. My thoughts are with everyone who was lucky enough to be graced by Dave's presence. Rest easy my friend, your light will shine on in our hearts.

Kandi Apr 28 2022 11:20 PM

A candle was lit in memory of David Gerken

Tina Beier Apr 28 2022 6:57 PM

To all who loved David...we are so very sorry. What an incredible and heartbreaking loss. Please know you are all prayed for...

Mark and Kirsten Smith Apr 27 2022 8:11 PM

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