Wil­liam Richard Ger­ste­meier

The Times Herald (Norristown, PA) - - WEATHER -

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.

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