Title: Wellsboro Agitator
Page: Feb 16, 1961, p2, sec 2
Page: 1940 Town of Erwin, Steuben Co., NY
Title: Mary Alice WEEKS Gurnsey
Title: Elmira Star-Gazette
Note: win-gurnsey&pid=173997768&fhid=10141 has: Elmira Star-Gazette of Jan 29, 2015. Derold Edwin Gurnsey, 75, of Galeton PA, passed away on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at his home. Born April 4, 1939 in Corning, NY, he was a son of the late Howard and Stella (Kimble) Gurnsey. Derold was a general contractor and an active member of the Galeton Moose. He loved golfing with friends and loved the outdoors. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and photographer of wildlife. Derold loved animals, especially his beloved pets that he was always surrounded by. In addition to his wife of 53 years, Mary Alice (Weeks) Gurnsey, he was survived by two daughters, Laurie (Don) Friends and Lynae Gurnsey; four grandchildren, Amanda Friends, Jared Friends, Mackenzie (Ben) Howe and Tai Sean Gurnsey; a great granddaughter, Risley Howe; a brother, Daniel Gurnsey; a brother-in-law, Robert Archer; and several special nieces and nephews. Derold was predeceased by a brother, Arthur Gurnsey; two sisters, Winona Archer and Gayle Taft; and a sister-in-law, Faye Gurnsey. As per Derold's request, services will be private. There will be a celebration of life announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the The Hope Lodge , 110 W. Laurel Ave., Cheltenham, PA, 19012, where Derold and Mary Alice stayed during his treatment of Mesothelioma. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Galeton. * * * http://www.asbestosdiseaseawareness.org/archives/35396 has: <b>“Loss of a Soulmate” – Derold’s Story </b>Posted on September 26, 2015 We have been touched by asbestos in individual ways, yet we are joined together by a bond of community. As a testament to the strength of our global family, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) is highlighting the courageous stories of our members with the “Share Your Story” feature on our website. This week, we would like to honor the story of Derold<b>, </b>as shared by his wife Mary Alice, who is a part of our ADAO family. We encourage you to submit your personal stories by clicking here and following the simple instructions on the page. In sharing, comes healing. Remember, you are not alone. <b>“Loss of a Soulmate” – Derold’s Story </b>Name: Derold Location: Pennsylvania Date of Birth:04-APRIL-1939 Date of Diagnosis: 03-NOV- 2013 Diagnosis: Mesothelioma Date of Death: 28-JAN-2015 <b>How has asbestos changed your life? </b> I am living alone for the first time in my life. I lost my soulmate of almost 54 years. I can’t help but remember that year of surgeries, chemo, radiation and his pain and sickness. We spent most of 2014 in Philadelphia ( 5 hours away from our home ). He was a special person who was loved by many. I knew nothing about Mesothelioma before Derold was diagnosed. He was a contractor that came in contact with asbestos in many different places and jobs. We need to raise awareness of this terrible cancer.
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