Donald R. GansertNovember 7, 2017
Age 90 of Horseheads, NY. He was born April 26, 1927 in Syracuse, NY, son of late Frederick and Emma Gansert and passed away peacefully on November 7, 2017. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his four brothers and sisters.
Donald is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Valerie; his children, son Robert (Jennifer) Gansert with their daughter Hannah, son Daren (Deborah) Gansert with their children Calie, Catlin, and Brandon, son Martin (Lynn) Gansert with their children Susan, Sarah, Rachel, Zach, and Jacob, daughter Mary Gansert, and daughter Kirsten Gansert with her son Alex; several beloved great grandchildren; along with canine companion, Mozart. Donald was a 40 year communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads. He retired from Ingersoll-Rand after 20+ years. Don is remembered as a wonderful jazz pianist and organist; he played in groups around Elmira, Syracuse University, and Hartford Connecticut.
Family and friends are invited to call at St. Mary Our Mother Church on Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 8:30-9:30 am prior to his Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in the church at 9:30 am.