Richard Jay Gensamer

Mr. Richard Jay Gensamer, age 80, of 816 E. Plank Road, Port Matilda died Wednesday, January 26, 2005 at the Atrium at The Village at Penn State, State College. He was born July 18, 1924 in Bellwood, the son of Jerry E. and Cora Mae Hostler Gensamer. On June 15, 1947 he was married to Olga Lucille Colt. He is survived by his wife of 57-and-a-half years and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Mr. Gensamer was the last of his immediate family having been preceded in death by four brothers and five sisters, Frank, Charles, Jerry, Paul, Mary, Lutetia, Pearl, Emma and Eva.
He was a 50 year member of the Port Matilda United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Port Matilda IOOF, Port Matilda Lions Club, the Tyrone Masonic Lodge #494, the Jaffa Shrine and Centre County Shrine Club.
Mr. Gensamer was a graduate of Bellwood High School and had been employed for 22 years by the Chicago Rivet and Machine Company of Tyrone. Following this he owned and operated the Gensamer Insurance Agency in Port Matilda for 22 years. He was a veteran of World War II with service in the Marine Corp in China.
Funeral service for Richard Jay Gensamer will be Saturday, January 29, 2005 at 11 a.m. at the Port Matilda United Methodist Church with Pastor Patricia Gable officiating. Friends will be received at the Richard H. Searer Funeral Home Inc. on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service. Private interment will be made in Logan Valley Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Contributions in his memory may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.