Ansel J. Gere II
Ansel Jonathan Gere II, 82, of Berkeley Springs, died Wednesday, March 21, 2007 at Winchester Medical Center.
Born November 8, 1924, in Amityville, N.Y., he was the son of the late Elmer Llewellyn and Sadie Davis Gere.
He was a member of Berkeley Springs Presbyterian Church.
He was a graduate of Beth High School, Long Island, N.Y. and earned a degree in physics from M.I.T., Cambridge, Mass. He served as an Electronic Technicians's Mate Second Class with the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He was a member of Alderton-Dawson American Legion Post #60 in Berkeley Springs, the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks and the V.F.W. in Alexandria, Va. and the 40/8 Organization, the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks and American Legion Marching Band in Boston, Mass. He worked as an electronics and radio communications engineer with Raytheon and McDonald-Douglas Aircraft. Prior to his retirement, he was self-employed and worked in electronics and antenna repairs. He liked woodworking, puzzles and played the clarinet.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Kathern Marie Bell Gere, at home; three daughters, Clara E. Brown and Jacquelyn P. Thomas, both of Baltimore, Md., and Catherine A. Williams, LaPort, Pa.; one son, Ansel J. Gere III, Harrisburg, Pa.; seven grandchildren, five great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Christine Marie Gere, one sister, Laura Azumbrado and three brothers, Jeremy F. Gere, Elmer L. Gere, Jr. and Wilmer Gere.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, March 24 at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs, with Rev. Robert S. Osborne officiating. Interment with military graveside honors provided by the Tri-State Honor Guard were in Greenway Cemetery.