Deborah E. Gessler

June 8, 1955 - September 11, 2018

06/08/1955 - 09/11/2018

Past Services

Visitation
Thursday September 13, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Altmeyer Funeral Home
Elm Grove Chapel

Visitation
Friday September 14, 2018
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Altmeyer Funeral Home
Elm Grove Chapel

Cemetery
Saturday September 15, 2018

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Mt. Calvary Cemetery

Service
Saturday September 15, 2018
10:30 am

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Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church

Deborah Elizabeth (Erbacher) Gessler, 63, of Wheeling, WV, peacefully passed away Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at home, surrounded by her family.

Debbie was born June 8, 1955, a daughter of Dorothy (Roth) Erbacher of Wheeling and the late Joseph D. Erbacher, Jr. She was a retired nurse and I.V. therapist for Reynolds Memorial Hospital, with 42 years of service; a member of Our Lady of Peace Parish, Mount Olivet, where she was active in the Rosary Altar Society; and was a member of the Reynolds Memorial Hospital Walk for Life Team.

In addition to her father, Debbie was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Joseph D. Erbacher, Sr. and Alma Erbacher Welty; her maternal grandparents, Everett and Hilda Roth; sisters-in-law, Brenda Gessler Murphy and Debbie Hare Erbacher; and two nephews, Scott Charlton and J.R. Gessler.

In addition to her mother, Debbie is survived by her loving husband of 41 years, Robert E. “Bob” Gessler; a son, Frank Everett (Alyssa) Gessler of Wheeling; a brother, Joseph D. (Becky) Erbacher, III of Bethlehem; two sisters, Linda M. (David) Wodesky of Colerain, Ohio and Kimberly (Jimmy) Rykowski of Cadiz, OH; a granddaughter, Liara Elizabeth Gessler; five brothers-in-law, James H. (Beth) Gessler of Bridgeport, OH, and Thomas L. (Kathy) Gessler, David A. (Brenda) Gessler, Brian J. (Ginny) Gessler and Kevin M. (Mari) Gessler, Sr., all of Wheeling; a special friend, Pam McNinch; a special cousin and caretaker, Lynn Anderson; several, aunts, uncles cousins, nieces and nephews; and the family dog, Hope.

The family would like to give special thanks to nurses and staff of Amedisys Hospice, especially Jessica Reinacher and Alyssa Winland.

Friends will be received from 6-8 pm Thursday and 2-8 pm Friday, at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling. Rosary devotion will be held at 7:30 pm Friday.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 am, Saturday, September 15, 2018, at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, with the Rev. Joseph M. Augustine as celebrant. Interment will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.

Memorial contributions may be made to the WVU ALS Treatment Clinic, c/o Lori Gearde, WVU Neurology Department, PO Box 9180, Morgantown, WV 26506.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com.

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Judy Long
4 years ago

My sympathy to all the family. Debbie was a friend from high school and afterwards. I remember her beautiful laughter and what a lovely person she was. May she rest in God’s embrace.

Julie Foster
4 years ago

So sorry for your loss. I worked with Debbie and she was a wonderful and caring and a very hard working person. I know she will be very missed by many

Pam yurisko
4 years ago

So sorry to read that Debbie had passed. We did not keep in close contact but she was a Wonderful Individual and a wonderful person to work with. We did many years together at Reynolds on the 4th floor and 2ne. I know she is in heaven with the angels

michael wilcox
4 years ago

I was saddened to her the passing of Debbie. My heartfelt condolences to the entire family. God bless

Nancy Granchi
4 years ago

From Your Ohio Cousin Nancy, I will miss you Debbie. I’m happy your at peace now. Say Hi to My parents and your Dad and Your Grandma Hilda and Grandpa . R.I.P.

O’Daylah Vante-Zellous
4 years ago

Debbie was a beautiful soul both inside and out I sensed that the second upon meeting her. Our deepest condolences, we are very sorry for your loss. Love the Zellous family.

Colleen Megna
4 years ago

Bob, Frank, Dorothy, Linda and Kim,

There are no words to express our sorrow. We loved Debbie and we miss her. We pray that time and God’s loving comfort will bring you peace and help guide you through this difficult time. Please know that we are here for you. Love Always, Colleen & Paul Megna

Donna and Debbie Deagel
4 years ago

So sorry for your loss. Heaven gained another Angel.Debbie grew up down the street from us. She was always good to our brother, Ed when he was at Reynolds
DShe is at Peace

Donna and Debbie Deagel
4 years ago

So sorry for your loss. Heaven has another angel. Debbie grew up down the street from us.Was always good to our brother,Ed when he was at Reynolds.She is at Peace.

Shari McFarland
4 years ago

Sorry for your loss. Debbie was a wonderful person. My condolences.