I. J. Morris

21 East Deer Park Road, Dix Hills, NY


Mervin Gesang

April 11, 1936March 24, 2020

Mervin Gesang April 11, 1936-March 24, 2020

Mervin (Merv) Gesang, 83, of Holtsville, NY, peacefully passed away on March 24, 2020. He was born on April 11, 1936 to the late Joseph and Rose Gesang in Brooklyn, NY. Merv was devoted to his family and is survived by his loving wife, Joan; his daughters Andrea Rizik and Jill D’Aquila; his son-in-law Nicholas Rizik; and his grandchildren Sara and Jon Rizik and Michael and Christina D’Aquila. Merv loved to laugh and make others laugh. He was an avid New York Rangers fan and a sports enthusiast. He spent his retirement years with his family, working out at the gym, and volunteering at the Long Island State Veterans Nursing Home in Stony Brook, NY. Services will be planned at a later date.


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Mervin Gesang

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Diane Blanchard

March 26, 2020

We, the Blanchard Family will miss Merv! Some of our favorite memories include our family get togethers where Merv would hold court while keep us all laughing. He was interesting, quick witted and smart! For my mother and I, we especially enjoyed sharing our love of food with him. He appreciated good food and expressed his joy of sharing a good meal, and a well made dessert, which was his expertise! It was a joy to cook for him as he made you know how much he appreciated your hours in the kitchen. He simply was a joy to know and we will miss him dearly. We know how hard it must be to lose such a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. With love and prayers...Di, Bob, Greg, Dana and Toni