Richard S. Gehl, M.D.
March 10, 2015

Visitation Information

March 11 2015 - 1:00 pm
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside

Funeral Information

March 11 2015 - 2:00 pm
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside

GEHL, M.D. RICHARD STANLEY: Age 70 of Shadyside, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Son of the late Dr. Raymond and Gita Gehl. Beloved husband of Peggy Fiedler; loving father of Eric (Deborah) and Michael (Carlie) Gehl. Grandfather of Ellie, Justin, Eli and Molly. Brother of Leonard G. (Sally) Gehl, M.D. and the late Daniel Gehl. Uncle to Jacob (Suzanne) Gehl and Charlotte (Denis) Rouchouze and great uncle to Damien, Zev and Meris. Graduated in 1966 with a BS in Psychology from the University of Michigan and received his M.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 1970. From 1971 to 1973, he served as a General Medical Officer in United States Army and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal. Richard served as an orthopedic surgeon in Pittsburgh for over 35 years. In addition to his private practice, he served as faculty to the UPMC Podiatry Residency Program. He cherished his 28 years teaching in this program. Affectionately known as "The King" he was a man who was larger than life and who will be dearly missed. The family is grateful to all those who cared for and supported Richard during his illness - a special thanks to Heather Roman, his hematology oncology team at West Penn Hospital, and our friends and colleagues who supported us throughout this journey. Services at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Wednesday at 2 PM. Visitation one hour prior to services (1 - 2 PM). Interment Mt. Lebanon Cemetery. Contributions may be made in Richard's name to the Leukemia  & Lymphoma Society, 333 E. Carson Street, Suite 441, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. www.schugar.com

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I am sorry for your loss. He was truly a wonderful man.

By Katie O'Connell - March 11, 2015

I have been truly blessed in my life to have such wonderful friends and mentors. I consider Dr Gehl to have filled both of those roles in my life. I will miss him dearly and I hope that God blesses his family and friends during this time of mourning. We must remember that our separation is temporary and we will see him again waiting impatiently for us in heaven.

By Robert Greenhagen, DPM - March 10, 2015