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GERNATT, Francis J. Sr.

GERNATT - Francis J. Sr. 88, of Collins, NY, August 24, 2011. Mr. Gernatt was a lifelong Dairy Farmer in Collins and member of Epiphany of Our Lord R.C. Church, Erie Co. Soil and Water Conservation, Upstate Milk Products and active with 4-H and Erie Co. Fair. He was awarded the St. Joseph's Award. He was predeceased by his wife of 65 years Betty (Colvenbach); survived by four sons Francis "Joe" (Sandy), James (Jeanne), Michael and Thomas (Phylis) Gernatt and a daughter Jeanne Keller and 23 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren and a brother Daniel Gernatt Sr. and two sisters Esther Waterman Dittenhofer and Ruth Howard and several nieces and nephews; predeceased by three brothers, John Jr., Paul and Msgr. David Gernatt and three sisters, Helen Irish Engler, Marie Tingue and Betty Smith Crandall. Calling hours are on Saturday and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM from MENTLEY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 105 Main St., Gowanda, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday at 10 AM from Epiphany of Our Lord R.C. Church in Langford, NY. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorials to American Heart Association.

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