Saturday, May 17, 2014

Gary E. Gessler (May 13, 2014)

Gary E. Gessler age 65, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 6:43 P.M. on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 in the E.R. at Wayne HealthCare in Greenville. Gary was born August 11, 1948 in Greenville, Ohio to the late Elwood & June (Kissinger) Gessler.

Gary is survived by a daughter & son-in-law, Tara & Chris Gilbert of Van Wert, Ohio; son, Shaun E. Gessler of Sagamore Hills, Ohio; granddaughters, McKenna Gilbert and Elizabeth Gilbert; ex-wife & special friend, Rebecca Gessler of Greenville; brother & sister-in-law, Alan & Karen Gessler of Greenville; sisters & brother-in-law, Twila & Kent Althouse of Tipp City, Ohio and Kay; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Gary served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. Gary formerly worked for the Pepsi Company in Greenville. He loved the outdoors, working in the yard, gardening, planting flowers and spending time with his two granddaughters.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Monday, May 19, 2014 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Lowell Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Garden in Darke County. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:00 to 5:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Military Honors will be conducted by the Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the College Fund of McKenna and Elizabeth Gilbert or Shriner’s Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. Condolences for the family may be expressed through