Quinn Hopping Funeral Home

26 Mule Road, Toms River, NJ


Alan W. Gersley

August 14, 1946February 10, 2020

Alan W. Gersley, 73, of Toms River (formerly of Edison) NJ passed away Monday February 10, 2020 at Community Medical Center, Toms River. Born in E. Orange, NJ Alan grew up in Roselle Park and graduated from Roselle Park High School in 1964. Alan worked as a Maintenance Supervisor for Kimberly Clark, Spotswood for many years then went on to work for Trap Rock as a Driver. Alan was a parishioner of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Edison and more recently Holy Cross Lutheran, Toms River. Alan was predeceased by his twin brother Norman Gersley in 2002, and is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Gail, his son Bryan Ruckdeschel and his wife Toni and his grandchildren Timothy and Elizabeth. Alan is also survived by his siblings Dori Anderson and her husband James, Janice Cunningham, sister in law, Betsey Gersley and a host of loving nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Thursday February 13, 2020 from 4-8 pm at the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home, 26 Mule Rd., Toms River, NJ 08755 with a funeral service to begin at 7:30 pm. Cremation will be private. In lieu of flowers donations in Alan’s name may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research www.stjude.org


  • Visitation Thursday, February 13, 2020
  • Funeral Service Thursday, February 13, 2020


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Lynn (Ensminger)Turpin

February 13, 2020

Gail and Family,

You have my deepest sympathy on the passing of Alan. I can't be there today for his service but I am there in spirit. He was a friend that will be missed by all that knew him. My family moved to Lincoln Ave. in Roselle Park when I was in 2nd grade, so have known Alan since elementary school and on through our high school years at RPHS.
Gail, I want to share something Alan told me when we were reconnecting and updating each other on our lives. I told him I had gotten divorced & then later remarried. He said he avoided the dreaded 1st divorce most people go through by staying single for 36 years. Then he met you Gail & he said it was all over for him! He surely was in love with you! I just thought that was such a wonderful thing to say about you & I hope that memory helps a little bring a smile to you.
God speed Alan and may you Rest in Peace.
Lynn Ensminger Turpin

Gene Selby

February 12, 2020

Gail our sincere sympathy. Want to thank you and Al for being such great neighbors for all those years God bless both of you.


February 12, 2020

my deepest sympathy and love to you, Gail, and your family. I am so very sorry for your loss. May the Lord bless you and keep you! He is with you always. Love, Mary

Walter Davis

February 12, 2020

We started our journey in second grade when I moved to Camden St from the west end and continued thru high school! All though I moved away from town you always kept me informed on what was happening in town n fellow classmates! RIP my friend say hi to Norman! 🙏🙏🙏

Bruce Cudd

February 12, 2020

Thanks for being my friend for all of my life. I'll miss our annual phone calls.
Until we meet again, God Bless You.

Richard Byrne

February 12, 2020

Gail and family,
Nellie and I are so very sorry for your loss. Alan is surely with Norman and his mom and dad again. I didn’t get to know Alan as well as Dennis knew him as I spent most of my post high school years out of the country. I do fondly remember all the years we spent as friends living just down the street.
Know that he was loved and will be remembered by many that had the privilege of knowing him.
Our prayers are with you and your family.
Rich and Nelia Byrne

Donna Fleming Maynard

February 12, 2020

I am so sorry to hear about Alan's passing. I grew up in the neighborhood with Alan and Norman, two wonderful and sweet gentlemen. Please know that Alan and his family are in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace, Alan.

Fred Hazlehurst

February 11, 2020

We will miss Al and his organizational skills as he initiated and arranged for all of the monthly (more or less) luncheons for the RPHS '64 Lunch Bunch. RIP Dear friend, we'll raise a glass when next we gather.