Calling Hours:
Thursday, August 3, 2023, 6:00-8:00pm
Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, PA

Mass of Christian Burial:
Friday, August 4, 2023, 10:30am
St. Michael Roman Catholic Church
85 N. High St., Greenville, PA
Rev. Brandon Kleckner, Pastor, as celebrant

Burial will be in St. Michael Cemetery

Rose M. “Rosie” Gessler, age 94, of Greenville, passed away Sunday afternoon, July 30, 2023.

She was born in Sharon, PA on September 4, 1928 to Giuseppe and Marie (Fanelli) Bozzo. Rosie was a graduate of Sharon High School and had been employed as a clerk for twenty years at both Ames and Jamesway in Greenville. Rosie was a member of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, Greenville, where she active with the church bowling league. In addition to bowling, Rosie enjoyed playing bingo, golfing, rooting for the Pirates, Steelers and Notre Dame, watching her son David play the fiddle at Lago Winery and supporting her grandson Chris, with all his bowling endeavors. She also very much appreciated her longtime friends, Jenny, Pat, Posie and Peggy.

On May 26, 1951, she married Thomas R. Gessler, he passed away on October 13, 2001. She is survived by her daughter; Judi Lysek of Greenville, whom also served as her caretaker, two sons; Thomas D. Gessler and his wife June and David A. Gessler and his wife Patti, all of Greenville, three grandchildren; Chris Lysek, Natalie Higbee and Nicole D’urso, three great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, several siblings and a great-granddaughter; Toni McElhinny.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, 85 N. High St., Greenville, PA 16125.



  1. Linda and Mark Stewart Linda and Mark Stewart
    August 2, 2023    

    So sorry for your loss . I worked with Rosie at Murphy’s and Ames. She was such a sweet lady, who did silly things that keep all who knew her laughing with her Thoughts and prayers with you ❤️

  2. Donna (Selnekovic) Kean Donna (Selnekovic) Kean
    August 2, 2023    

    Judi,Tom and David, I am sorry for your loss. I knew Rosie for many years as she was friends with my parents (Paul and Raylene). She was such a sweet and funny lady.
    I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers

  3. Don Miller Don Miller
    August 2, 2023    

    So sorry for your lost Don, Melinda, Jenna, and Abby.

  4. Dan and Judy Dan and Judy
    August 3, 2023    

    Our deepest sympathy to Tom, Judy and Dave and the entire family Rosie was a part of!! Another part of the KofC family. Rest in peace.

  5. Cathy Lewis Cathy Lewis
    August 3, 2023    

    Best bowling teammate ever and an inspiration at daily Mass. Rest in God’s arms good and faithful servant!

  6. Jenn Corp Jenn Corp
    August 10, 2023    

    My deepest sympathy to all of you. I’m glad that I can say that I knew Mrs. Gessler. She was a tough lady with a huge heart. I will remember her always. I am sorry that I hadn’t heard of her passing until now or I would have come to the funeral home. Much love to you all. Now Tom and Rosie are together again.

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