Herbert Gessler, a longtime Rockaway resident, died June 18.
Gessler was born in Brooklyn, New York and moved to Rockaway 28 years ago. He worked as a social worker.
He is survived by his wife, Carole Schreiber Gessler; son, Matthew; daughters, Laura Gessler and Elizabeth Ivanovich; brother, Ernie Gessler; sister, Frances Kessler; grandchildren, Kathryn and Christina Ivanovich.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Denis S. O'Connor Funeral Home, Rockaway Beach. A memorial service was held at St. Thomas More, Rockaway Point. Interment was at St. John's Cemetery, Middle Village, New York.