WEISMANTEL, W. Gerald W. Gerald Weismantel (Gerry), age 73, of Kinderhook, N.Y. passed away December 2, 2020 from complications following an injury. Born on March 6, 1947 in Springville, New York, he was the first son of William John and Ilse Peschan Weismantel.
Gerry was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of St. Lawrence University in 1969. He was elected to the National Political Science and National Philosophy Honor Societies.
His career included management and buying positions at Denby's Stores, Inc. in the 1970s. For over 30 years he then represented Pierce Chemicals/Royal Bond as a Sales Representative in New York, Vermont and Northeastern Pennsylvania before retiring in 2013.
He is survived by his daughter Bethany Nerad (Frank) and Grandchildren Christopher, Maddison and Frank of Scotia, N.Y.; his siblings Susan Wright (Jeff) of Chagrin Falls, Ohio; Mary Weismantel of Springville and John Weismantel of Williamsville, New York. He is also survived by Nephews Stephen and Matthew; Nieces Emma and Maggie and his former wife Lynda Weismantel of Scotia, New York.
Gerry was a Communicant of St. John the Baptist Church in Valatie. An avid Buffalo Bills fan, Gerry also enjoyed independent films and making human and political observations.
Calling hours will be held at Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home in Valatie on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 from 5-7 pm. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at St. John the Baptist in Valatie at 11a.m. Both the Funeral Home and St. Johns are observing COVID safety guidelines and the family requests that masks be worn, and social distancing observed.