William Richard Gerstemeier
Wm. Richard “Gus” Gerstemeier passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019 at Paoli Hospital. Gus was born in Elkins Park, PA on July 17, 1935, he was a son of the late Charles and Thelma (nee Bross) Gerstemeier.
In addition to his wife Colletta Jean of 56 years and parents, Gus is predeceased by his brother, Charles “Sony” Gerstemeier.
At Cheltenham HS Gus was known as “Billy the Wrestler” and continued his passion for wrestling at West Chester University where he received his Doctorate in Health and Physical Education. This is where he met the love of his life Colletta Jean Huber and they were married Sept. 3, 1960 and resided in King of Prussia. They were members of MDP Church. His second love was teaching and coaching which lead him to work at Drexel University, the University of Pennsylvania, Episcopal Academy and Radnor High School.
Surviving is his loving family including his son, Wm. Todd Gerstemeier; two daughters, Tamara J. Sweeney and Colletta L. Roberts; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Mother of Divine Providence Church, 333 Allendale Rd. King of Prussia, PA 19406 on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 11 a.m. The family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday from 9:50-10:50 am at the church. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to https://www.lovedominates.com/angelofhope.
Arrangements are by the Bacchi Funeral Home and Crematory, Ltd., Bridgeport, PA.
Condolences at www. bacchifh.com.