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Ruth A.
Gesalman (Boerstler)

February 10, 1925 – January 15, 2020

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Obituary for Ruth A. Gesalman (Boerstler)

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Ruth A. Gesalman, 94, of Greensburg, died Wednesday, January 15, 2020. She was born February 10, 1925, in Erie, a daughter of the late Rev. Dr. Samuel and Anna Fargo Boerstler. Ruth was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Greensburg, where she had been active in Sunday School, the choir, Chat-n-Sew, Martha Circle, and the blood drives. She had been a Cub Scout den mother. After retirement, Ruth volunteered at Westmoreland Hospital, the Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival, the Westmoreland Literacy Council, and the Westmoreland County Food Bank. Prior to retirement, she was a music teacher/band director in Trafford School District and, later, substitute taught in Greater Latrobe School District. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Robert E. Gesalman; a brother, Edward Boerstler; and a sister, Margaret “Peggy” Dittner. She is survived by three sons: David E. (Regina) Gesalman, of Marion Center, R. Mark (Lynda) Gesalman, of Greensburg, and Alan W. Gesalman, of Dallas, Tex.; four grandchildren: Rebecca (Don) Rager, Christine (Kellen) Kowchuck, Alex (Katherine) Gesalman, and Andrew Gesalman; and two great-grandchildren: Jillian Rager and Maria Rager. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at BARNHART FUNERAL HOME, 505 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 501 Fairfield Dr., Greensburg. Interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Greensburg. The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff of Westmoreland Manor A-1 for their loving care. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, or the Westmoreland County Food Bank, 100 Devonshire Dr., Delmont, PA 15626.

First Visitation

When Sunday, January 19th, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location
Barnhart Funeral Home
Address
505 E. Pittsburgh St.
Greensburg, PA 15601

Second Visitation

When Sunday, January 19th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location
Barnhart Funeral Home
Address
505 E. Pittsburgh St.
Greensburg, PA 15601

Service Information

When
Monday, January 20th, 2020 11:00am
Location
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Address
501 Fairfield Drive
Greensburg, PA 15601

Interment Information

Location
Westmoreland County Memorial Park
Address
150 Eastside Drive
Greensburg, PA 15601