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Gerald Van Tassel Obituary

Gerald E. Van Tassel
Gerald E. Van Tassel

February 20, 2015
Born in Catskill
Resided in Cairo, NY


Gerald Van Tassel, 74, of Main St., Cairo passed away on Friday, February 20, 2015.

He was born in Catskill, a son of the late William and Dora Lennon Van Tassel Sr. A US Navy veteran, he served from 1958 – 1962 on the USS Salamonie. For many years worked as a truck driver for Greene County Community Action.

Husband of the late Gertrude Appleton; father of Harold Powers, Robert Appleton, Janet Lorenz, Kathy and Karen and the late Gerald Van Tassel, Jr.; brother of Shirley Brady, Lois Bogue, Michael, Elwood and Sharlene Van Tassel and the late William, John, Donald and Marie Van Tassel. Several grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.

A Memorial Service will be conducted at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 186 Main Street, Cairo on Friday at 7:00 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Assoc.



Memorial Service
Resurrection Lutheran Church
139 Jefferson Heights
Catskill, NY USA 12414
Friday, February 27, 2015
7:00 PM


American Lung Association
55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150
Chicago, IL 60601
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