Gary Bessetti

Gary Bessetti

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Gary F. Bessetti, age 73, of Erie, passed away on October 5, 2019.

He was born in Erie on February 4, 1946, the son of the late Thomas and Virginia Wolf Bessetti.

Gary worked for many years at Ward’s Landscaping. He held the largest heart, the kindest soul, and the hardest work ethic ever known. He will be sorely missed and it will be difficult to live a life without him. He was always there for his children and grandchildren, never hesitating to spend time with his family. The way that he loved all of his grandchildren will never be forgotten.

Along with his parents, Gary is preceded in death by his brothers, Thomas and Richard, sisters, Patricia Bessett-Swaney and Pearl Bessetti-Kosiorek, and his sister-in-law, Barb Bessetti.

He is survived by his longtime companion, Jacquelyn Snare DeSanti, his children, Laura Bessetti DeAngelo, Gary Bessetti, Rodney Bessetti, Jeffery Bessetti, Michael Bessetti (Char), Paul Bessetti, and Jamie Bessetti-Story (Ross), step-children, Annette McLaughlin (John), Michael DeSanti (Bridget), Tracy DeSanti, Michele Sambuchino (Fiance John Conroe), and Carol Blackmond (Brian Welch), twenty-eight grandchildren and twenty-three great-grandchildren, brothers, Gordon Bessetti (Paula), Ronald Bessetti, Aurthur Bessetti, Gregory Bessetti (Becky), sister, Sandra Bessetti-Lowes (Thomas), brother-in-law, Stanley Kosiorek, and sister-in-law, Phyllis Bessetti.

Friends are invited to a Celebration of Life at West Haven at Lake Erie Park 6601 Sterrettania Rd. Fairview, PA 16415 at the picnic pavilion at 1 pm on Saturday, October 12, 2019. The Kloecker Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. is handling the arrangements. Send condolences to

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  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, October 12th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Saturday, October 12th, 2019 1:00pm
    West Haven at Lake Erie
    6601 Sterrettania Rd.
    Fairview, PA 16415
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    Picnic Pavillion


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Michele Sambuchino

Posted at 01:20pm
You never realize how much of an impact a person has on your life until their gone, it's been over a week and I still can't believe it. Gary was definitely a leg on our 3 legged stool! He will be forever missed and always loved.

Bridget DeSanti

Posted at 09:35pm
There was never a time that Papa Gary was not holding a child in his arms, he loved holding them. He was there for anyone that needed anything, he never said no. It is such a great loss for our family to have lost a man that cared about all of us so much, he was kind, funny and always happy to see us. It's not Good-bye Papa Gary, it's see you later. RIP and fly high with angels...❤️❤️

Christopher Sambuchino

Posted at 04:51pm
Papa Gary was a staple in the family. A grand & great-grandchild fan favorite. Always willing to help and lend a hand whenever needed. Even as he got older he would look to help any way he could. That is what I admired about him; he didn't want to admit he was old and wanted to stay busy helping or working as long as he could.

Papa Gary, you will be missed

Pattie Bessetti

Posted at 06:40am
I am so sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in my prayers during this difficult time.

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