GESSERT, Richard P., age 59, passed on October 12, 2014. Rich was employed at John’s Lumber for 35 years, where his knowledge and advice where counted on every day. He loved spending time with family and friends, and also enjoyed woodworking, sailing and yearly trips to St. Thomas, USVI. Beloved husband of Sharon (nee Sonsara) for 30 cherished years. Dearest son of Norman and Shirley Gessert; brother of Joann Malecki and Joyce Gluszewski (the late Ron); and brother-in-law of Linda (Bill) Albrecht and Robert (Myra) Sonsara. Proud and loving uncle of Michelle (Brian) Wiater, Karen Malecki, Maryann Catellier, Kristen (Jimmy Buccellato) Malecki, Elizabeth and Maribeth (Josh Blackman) Sonsara. Also survived by eight great-nieces and gret-nephews. Visitation Thursday 3-9 p.m. and Friday 9:30 a.m. until time of 10:30 a.m. funeral at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Township. Memorial contributions to the Lung Cancer Foundation of America ( are appreciated. Please share memories with the family at their online guestbook at: WujekCalcaterra.comPublished in Daily Tribune on Oct. 15, 2014+Read More Share Listen to Obituary Remember Share a message, photo, or video below View all messages 7 "Rich was a great friend. He would do anything for anyone. He..."- Sue Bosma"One of my favorite memories of Rich is when he came to my..." "Rich was a great mentor his favorite saying was it takes one..." "To a good friend and will always remember our Toronto..." "I'm guessing Rich probably answered more questions for the..." Add a memory or condolence to the guest book Add Message Please add or record a video for the family of Richard Gessert Add a video + Please add a photo and share in the life story for Richard Gessert Add a photo +