Niagara Gazette


June 24, 2014

Vernon M. "Bummy" Geschwender

NIAGARA FALLS — Vernon M. "Bummy" Geschwender, formerly of Town of Niagara, died on Monday, June 23, 2014.  He was 87. He was born in the Village of LaSalle on December 30, 1926, the son of Frank and Martha (Clarkson) Geschwender, Sr. He attended local schools and was a graduate of the former LaSalle Jr./Sr. High School. Following graduation, he served in the U.S. Air Force during WW II.

Mr. Geschwender was employed by Kimberly Clark for several years. He retired from Alox's shipping department.

Vernon could be found either golfing or bowling and was inducted into the Niagara Falls Men's Bowling Association Hall of Fame in 2001. He was a dedicated member of Bacon Memorial Presbyterian Church for over 50 years serving in many capacities, including Deacon and Head Usher. An active supporter of the Red Cross, he donated 116 pints of blood.

He was predeceased by his wife, Myrtle (Crampton) Hannam-Geschwender in  February 2008. He is survived by three stepchildren, Mary Lynn (Robert Gabbey) Jaques of Lockport; David (Andrea) Hannam of Sanborn; Brian (Margaret) Hannam of Lewiston; his beloved niece, Betty (late Samuel) Hoff of the Town of Tonawanda; siblings, Ernest (late Nellie) Geschwender of Niagara Falls; Isabella (late Thomas Sessman and Joe Ferrerio) Sessman of the Town of Tonawanda; Audrey (late Charles) McCombs; brother-in-law, Maynard (Mary) Crampton of Niagara Falls; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his stepson, William (late Sharon) Hannam; step- son-in-law, Raymond Jaques; and siblings, William (late Ida), Franklin (late Ruth) and James (late Nettie) Geschwender.    

Friends may call Thursday after 11 AM at the LANE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 8622 Buffalo      Avenue, Niagara Falls, where funeral services will be held at 1 PM, with the Rev. Lee Holliday officiating. The interment will be private in Oakwood Cemetery, Niagara Falls. In lieu of     flowers, memorials, if desired, may be made to Bacon Memorial Presbyterian Church,      166-59th Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14304.


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