William E. Gessler, age 88, of S. Second St., Greenville, passed away Tuesday morning, March 27, 2018 in UPMC Hamot. 

He was born in Detroit, MI on July 12, 1929 to Germaine and Clare (Bradley) Gessler.  Bill attended St. Michael's School and had been employed as a welder for thirty years at the former Trinity Industries. 

Bill is survived by a daughter; Joyce Kaufman of Hendersonville, TN, two sons; Jeffrey Gessler of Greenville and Randy Gessler of Jamestown, a sister; Lois Metzger of Transfer and two brothers; James Gessler of Greenville and Ronald Gessler of Rocky Grove, PA, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister; Ethel Babcock Potase , a brother; Thomas Gessler, Sr. and a son-in-law; Richard Kaufman.

Cremation was chosen and there will be no services.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville.



  1. John and Patty Owens John and Patty Owens
    March 29, 2018    

    Our deepest sympathy . We will sadly miss Bill coming up and visiting with us. We adopted him like family. RIP and your struggles are over. Never to be forgotten.

  2. Anonymous Anonymous
    March 29, 2018    

    Deepest sympathy to the family. Jeff DeSilva

  3. Carol Fisher Carol Fisher
    April 2, 2018    

    Dear Joyce, Jeff & Randy:

    I was so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. He was always so good to me and I thought a great deal of him.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. Ed,Sally McAdoo Ed,Sally McAdoo
    April 3, 2018    

    Joyce,Jeff,Randy, sorry to hear of your dad passing,God Bless you all

  5. Larry and Dianne Barber Larry and Dianne Barber
    April 3, 2018    

    Our deepest sympathy to you Joyce, Randy ,Jeff May Gods prescence be your comfort at this time

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