Rev. Lawrence Gesy, 68
Tue, 06/06/2017 - 1:00pm admin
March 29, 1949
June 3, 2017
Former resident of CRESCO - Rev. Lawrence Joseph Gesy, M. Div., MS, 68, of Middleway, W.V. departed this life on Saturday, June 3, 2107 at Winchester Medical Center.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 9, 2017 at St. James the Greater Catholic Church, Charles Town, W.V. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Petersville, Md. The family will receive friends at St. James on Thursday, from 2-8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Dalmation Rescue of Southwest Virginia, 1784 Bernard Drive, Elliston, VA 24087. Condolences may be expressed at www.eackles-spencerfuneralhome.com.
Born March 29, 1949 in Storm Lake, Iowa, he was the son of the late Joseph Thomas Gesy and Alvina Mae Mueggenberg Gesy.
He was a graduate of Notre Dame High School in Cresco, Iowa, class of 1967, and a graduate of Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa in 1971.
Father Larry was ordained a Roman Catholic Priest for the Archdiocese of Baltimore, Md. on Oct. 11, 1975.
He attended St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore and received his Master of Divinity in 1981. In 1992, he received his Master of Education from Marywood College in Scranton, Pa.
Father Larry was Associate Pastor from 1975-1981 at St. Lawrence Church, 1981-1985 at St. Anthony’s Church, 1981-1994 at Our Lady of Victory Church, all in Baltimore, and Pastoral Administrator from July 1, 1994 – February 24, 1995 at St. Joseph’s Church in Taneytown, Md.
He served as Pastor of St. Francis of Assisi in Brunswick, Md. and St. Mary’s Church in Petersville from 1995-2003.
On May 1, 2003 he was placed on medical disability by the Archdiocese of Baltimore, but assisted from 2006 to present at St. James Catholic Church and St. Peters Catholic Church.
Father Larry was an author of two books, Today’s Destructive Cults and Movements and The Hem of His Garment, True Stories of Healing.
He is survived by three sisters, Linda (Ray) Kapler of New Hampton, Iowa, Kathy (Kevin) McCombs of Cedar Falls, Iowa and Teresa (Mark) Spilde of Decorah, Iowa; two brothers, Jerry Gesy of Waterloo, Iowa and Patrick (Suzan) Gesy of Vancover, Wash.; 12 nieces and nephews; best friend and caregiver, Scott Hill; and two loving pets, Buddy and Trevor.