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Edwina M. Gesler

May 30, 1935 March 1, 2019
Edwina M. Gesler
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Obituary for Edwina M. Gesler

Edwina M. Gesler, age 83, of Lawrence Park, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 1, 2019. She was born in Philadelphia, PA on May 30, 1935, daughter of the late Edward and Mary Hem.

Edwina received a Bachelor in Education from Temple University and a Masters in Music from Mercyhurst College. She was a gifted organist. She was a member and the Organist at Abiding Hope Lutheran Church for close to 30 years. Edwina was a member and former Dean of the American Guild of Organists. She was also the founder of the Lawrence Park Pre School at Christ the Redeemer Church. She was previously the Lt. Governor of Kiwanis, and was an active member of the East Erie Kiwanis Club, Lawrence Park Historical Society, and the Red Hatters with the Red Hot Mammas.

Edwina is lovingly survived by her husband of 59 years, Rev.Dr. Albert U. Gesler, Jr.; son, Albert U. Gesler, III; daughter, Carol Williamson (Erik); and granddaughters Abigail and Molly Williamson.

Friends may call at Dusckas-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 5151 Buffalo Road (at Hannon Road in Harborcreek Twp.), on Monday from 2 to 5 pm and 7 to 9 pm. Further visitation will be held at Abiding Hope Lutheran Church, 2402 W. Grandview Blvd., on Tuesday from 10 am until the time of the Funeral Service there at 11 am, conducted by Rev. Allie Leitzel. Private entombment will be held at Luther Memorial Church. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Guild of Organists Scholarship Fund, c/o 809 Tyndale Avenue, Erie, PA 16511.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

4

Mar

2:00 PM 3/4/2019 2:00:00 PM - 5:00 PM 3/4/2019 5:00:00 PM
Dusckas-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

5151 Buffalo Road
(at Hannon Rd. in Harborcreek Twp.)
Erie, PA 16510

Dusckas-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
5151 Buffalo Road Erie 16510 PA
United States

Visitation

Monday

4

Mar

7:00 PM 3/4/2019 7:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 3/4/2019 9:00:00 PM
Dusckas-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

5151 Buffalo Road
(at Hannon Rd. in Harborcreek Twp.)
Erie, PA 16510

Dusckas-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
5151 Buffalo Road Erie 16510 PA
United States

Visitation

Tuesday

5

Mar

10:00 AM 3/5/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 3/5/2019 11:00:00 AM
Abiding Hope Lutheran Church

2402 West Grandview Blvd.
Erie, PA 16506

Abiding Hope Lutheran Church
2402 West Grandview Blvd. Erie 16506 PA
United States

Service

Tuesday

5

Mar

11:00 AM 3/5/2019 11:00:00 AM
Abiding Hope Lutheran Church

2402 West Grandview Blvd.
Erie, PA 16506

The Funeral Service will be conducted by the Rev. Allie Leitzel, Pastor of Abiding Hope Lutheran Church.

Abiding Hope Lutheran Church
2402 West Grandview Blvd. Erie 16506 PA
United States

Memorial Contribution

American Guild of Organists Scholarship Fund

809 Tyndall Avenue
Erie , PA 16511
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