September 28, 2013
John D. Gerling, 78, of Chittenango, passed away on Thursday at his home. Born and raised in Burt, NY, John graduated from DeSales High School in Lockport. He has been a resident of Chittenango the past 31 years. John was a master carpenter and had been employed with Linbrook Homes and was also self-employed operating John Gerling Enterprises for many years, retiring in 2005. John was a communicant of St. Patrick's Church in Chittenango and was a Third Degree Knights of Columbus. John served in the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed hunting and woodworking.
Surviving are his wife of 31 years, Susan Gerling; his sons, Derrick Gerling of Burt and Frank Gerling of Chittenango; and several nieces and nephews.
A prayer service will be held at 9:30 AM on Tuesday at the G.F. Zimmer Funeral Home, 702 Legion Drive, Chittenango, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM at St. Patrick's Church, Chittenango. Burial will follow in St. Patrick's Cemetery. Calling hours will be from 4-7 PM on Monday at the funeral home. Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Heart Assoc., the American Cancer Society or the Wounded Warrior Project.
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