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Thomas Joseph Gerstley, Sr.

Died: 6/22/2010

Mr. Thomas Joseph Gerstley, Sr., age 70, of New Castle, DE, died suddenly at his home on Tuesday, June 22, 2010.

A native Delawarean, Mr. Gerstley was born in Wilmington on March 5, 1940 and had been the Removables Manager of Dodd Dental Lab in New Castle. He enjoyed planting and tending a beautiful garden around his home each year. Most of all, he delighted throughout his life in caring for his beloved family and will be long remembered as a loving husband, devoted son, and dedicated father and grandfather.

He will be deeply missed by his wife, Margaret Drendall Gerstley, with whom he celebrated 51 years of marriage on June 20th, son, Thomas Joseph Gerstley, Jr. (Kathleen), daughter, Trisha Jae Collings (Charles), mother, Cora V. Warrington Foy, grandchildren, Matthew, Sean, Connor, Jane, Dylan, Senna, and Suzanne, and cousins, Robert Dodd and James Dodd. He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Gerstley, and stepfather, Edward E. Foy.

A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, June 26, 2010, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where visitation will begin at 10 am. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mr. Gerstley may be made to the Gift of Life Donor Program, 401 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123 (215/ 557-8090 or

To sign guest book, visit SPICER-MULLIKIN FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATORY 302-328-2213

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