Carl T. Gestal

carl gestal
GESTAL - Carl T., of Boca Raton, FL, and formerly of Smithtown, NY on March 16, 2015 at the age of 89. Retired Firefighter FDNY Engine #37 Harlem, NY. Proud Marine Veteran During WWII and Korea. Loving husband of the late Patricia. Cherished father of Charles Gestal, Maria (Glenn) Deiker, Dawn (Gil) Romano, and Thomas Gestal. Adored grandfather of six and great-grandfather of three. Visitation will be Tuesday 9-11am at the Branch Funeral Home, 190 E. Main St., Smithtown, NY. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Middle Village, NY.

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  1. We have many memories of Carl visiting his family in Colorado. Our sympathy goes out to his family. Rest in peace.

  2. Though sympathy alone canΓÇÖt alter facts, it can help to make them more bearable. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  3. To the best grandpa ever, I love you and will miss you. I will think of you every time I pick up sticks. Love you Pa.

  4. To the best grandpa ever, I love you and will miss you. I will think of you every time I pick up sticks. Love you Pa.

  5. Not how did he die, but how did he live?Not what did he gain, but what did he give?These are the units to measure the worthOf a man as a man, regardless of birth.Not, what was his church, nor what was his creed?But had he befriended those really in need?Was he ever ready, with word of good cheer,To bring back a smile, to banish a tear?Not what did the sketch in the newspaper say,But how many were sorry when he passed away.Once a Dad promoted to Grandfather may the son of heaven keep you warm. We now have two loving angels watching over us.

  6. The Gestal’s have been part of my life forever! Mr. Gestal was an amazing man. We will miss him tremendously! Say hi to my parents for me, and may God rest your soul!!

  7. Pa, For all the memories and wisdom you provided over the years.It would take many lifetimes to come close to all the people you touched and made better by knowing you. Love Little Pa

  8. Daddy I don’t know how I’m going to go on without you. You raised the bar by being you. Thank you for being my dad; the most kindest, considerate person I’ve ever known. No one can ever replace you, you are the best Dad and I will miss you so much.

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