Elsa Gass

September 26, 1926March 29, 2019

Elsa Gass of Congers, NY, passed away peacefully on March 29, 2019 at the age of 92. Elsa was born in Yugoslavia on Sept. 26, 1926 to Anna and Johann Fersch. She married the love of her life Franz in September 1949. They moved to NY from Austria in 1952. There they raised their three children Anna, John and Elsa. She enjoyed, cooking, baking, gardening and sewing; but most of all she enjoyed being surrounded by her family.

She is survived by her children, Anna Moore of Congers; John (Kathy) Gass of Highland Falls and Elsa Ungar of Nanuet. As well as her grandchildren, Franz (Lori) Moore, Angela (Jason) Gerbsman, Johann (Randi) Gass and Stephen Gass. Great Grandchildren, John Jr. Justin & Nicole Turnick, Dylan & Chase Gerbsman & Elsa & Mikayla Gass.

She is pre-deceased by her loving husband Franz, her sister Marie Mack and granddaughter Anissa Moore Turnick. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Family will receive friends on Thursday April 4, 2019 at Michael J Higgins Funeral Service, 113 Lake Rd East, Congers, NY, 10920; from 4-8pm. Service to be held in at the Funeral Home on Friday April 5, at 10am. Interment to follow at Gethsemane Cemetery, Congers, NY.


  • Visitation Thursday, April 4, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 5, 2019

Elsa Gass

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Kathryn Gass

April 3, 2019

Dearest OMA, You have been such a LARGE part of my life since I married into the family 40 years ago. I have learned so much from you and OPA over the years, that I could probably write a book. The rainstorm of tears I shed shall water your garden in heaven. There will always be a void in my heart, BUT just to know that you are reunited with OPA fills my heart with LOVE and JOY for I know how much you missed him. Please watch over and guide your remaining family here on earth. When the wind blows and I smell flowers, I will think of you, When I pick the crop from my garden I will think of you, When I try to make your famous cookies I will think of you with LOVE. I will love you always and keep wonderful memories tucked in my heart. Auf Wiedersehn OMA. Until we meet again. XOXO!