Gay D. Kersting, 79, of 4371 Haskell Road, passed away Monday, December 2, 2019 at Olean General Hospital after a brief illness.
Born on July 20, 1940, in Buffalo, she was a daughter of Albert and Bertha Riegel Fabel. On November 18, 1982, in Cuba, she married Gary J. Kersting who survives.
Gay was a graduate of Cleveland High School Class of 1957 in Cheektowaga. Always doing secretarial work she has worked for Children’s Hospital in Buffalo, General Motors Insurance Corp., Lawrence Dye Insurance, Haskell Valley Vet Clinic, and eventually retired from Cuba Memorial Hospital where she was employed in the insurance billing department.
She was a member of St. Stephens Episcopal Church in Olean and was a huge animal lover. She will greatly missed by her family who loved her dearly.
Surviving in addition to her husband Gary are a son, Bryan (Shahrooz) Manhardt of Boonton, NJ; two grandchildren, Batisse and Ella Manhardt; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents and a brother David Fabel.
Honoring her wishes there will be no visitation or funeral services.
Arrangements are under direction of the Mark F. Rinker Funeral Home & Memorial Service, Inc., Cuba.
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Memorials may be made to the SPCA Serving Allegany County, 5440 NY-19, Belmont, NY 14813.