Monday, April 29, 2013

Pearl Gertrude "Gert" Gelser

Belmont, NY - Pearl Gertrude "Gert" Gelser, 82, of 3 Willets Avenue died unexpectedly Monday, April 29, 2013 at home. She was born August 3, 1930 in Belmont, the daughter of Edward and Rose (Masten) Scott. 

Pearl was a lifelong resident of Belmont and was formerly employed at Acme Electric in Cuba and Macler Industries in Friendship.

She is survived by five daughters, Mary (Thomas) Layman of Belmont, Christina (Michael) Christen of Holland, Rose (Bill) Thomas and Kathy Dorsey both of Angelica and Susan (Dennis) Bodway of Inman, SC, three sons, John Conklin and Gordon (Judy) Hadsell both of Belmont and Earl "Bub" (Jackie) Hadsell of Cuba, 21 grandchildren, several Great Grandchildren, one sister, Clara Harris of Angelica and one brother, Jack Scott of Black Creek, her best friend, Donna Layman, as well as several nieces & nephews. 

She was predeceased by one son, Charlie "Zip" Conklin, two grandchildren, Larry and Damian Hadsell, eight brothers, Donald, Harold, George, Vern, Walter, Ernie, Kenneth and Leon Scott, and two sisters, Helen Peterson and Mabel Scott, and her husband, Orlo Gelser. 

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc., 17 Schuyler Street in Belmont. The funeral will be Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 2:00 pm in the funeral home with Deacon Frank Pasquale presiding. Burial will be in Forest Hills Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. To leave online condolences, please visit

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