Gerhard Roesner



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Gerhard Roesner

Tuesday, September 5, 2023 at age 89.  Gerhard was born in Germany in 1934.  He emigrated to the United States in 1956 with his wife and daughter.  He was a Tool and Die maker by trade.  He worked in his trade for many years and in 1966 started his own company, Lakeside Tool and Die.  This eventually transitioned into Triplex Industries.  He had two sons during the 60s and felt it was time to become a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1969 and was proud to be an American.

Gerhard was a member of the German American Sports Club, a private pilot-enthusiastic aviator, and an avid outdoorsman.  He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Liselotte, three children, Christa, Kurt (Pamela) and Steven (Anita); much loved granddaughters, Victoria and Stephanie; nephews, Karl and Ludwig; dear friends.

Gerhard’s visitation will be held Sunday, September 10th 1:00 PM -4:00 PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson 1075 Long Pond Road.  His Celebration of life will be held in the chapel of the Funeral Home, Monday, September 11th 10:00 AM.  Interment, Riverside Cemetery.  For more information and to sign his online guestbook, visit


  1. Marsha Beatty on September 8, 2023 at 3:20 pm

    Kurt and Pam, my deepest sympathy on the loss of your dad. Prayers for you and your family. Love ya!

  2. Michael Hartmann on September 8, 2023 at 4:05 pm

    In stillem Gedenken an Onkel Gerd. Michael / Idar-Oberstein-Germany

  3. Anita & Bill Cady on September 8, 2023 at 4:07 pm


  4. Bettina Kalish on September 10, 2023 at 3:24 pm

    Very sorry to hear the loss of your husband and dad! My deepest sympathies to all from BETTINA, Trudy’s daughter.

  5. Jill McPhee on September 11, 2023 at 10:18 am

    Christa and family- so sorry to hear of your Father’s passing. Our sincere sympathies to you all. The McPhee’s

  6. Jeffrey Hook on September 12, 2023 at 2:22 am

    Much Peace and Strength to the Roesner Family. (Meine Herzliche Beileid) During this sad time, I will always have fond memories of Mr. Roesner and the fun times in Scouts with Kurt and Steve.

  7. Scott Gade on September 12, 2023 at 12:31 pm

    My condolences to the Roesner Family. I miss the many interactions with Gerhard over the years prior to retiring. He was a wonderful person and a pleasure to have known. Scott

  8. Heidi Kozireski, President on September 13, 2023 at 11:47 pm

    On behalf of the Federation of German American Societies of Rochester, please accept my deepest condolences. Gerhard was for decades an active and welcomed guest at every Federation function, with a mile-wide smile. He will be missed.

  9. Ian Finlay on September 18, 2023 at 8:39 am

    I used to play soccer for the German American Kickers during the 80s and would sometimes get to talk to Gerhardt after the games. He was a lovely man. Very sorry to hear of his passing.

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