Wyland, Gerald L., 72, Loretto, died suddenly April 30, 2015, in Allegheny Twp. Born April 28, 1943, in Loretto, son of the late Ronald and Margaret (Sheehan) Wyland. Preceded in death by sister, Rose Bodenschatz, and infant brother, David. Survived by wife, Kathleen (Drass), whom he married April 20, 1963; children: Vickie Lassak (Tony); Joe (Annette Ruzzi); Ron; and Gerald Jr. "Lee" (Chrysa), all of Loretto; 15 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter. Brother of Faye Gabany, Colver; Lois Forsberg, Mechanicsburg; Jean Beyer, New Germany; Paul, Ebensburg; Ruthie Link, New Germany; and Ed, Altoona; also numerous nieces and nephews. Retired U.M.W.A. worker and lifetime farmer. His life was his family and farming. Friends received from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at Charles M. Kennedy Funeral Home, Cresson, where vigil for the deceased will be held. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Basilica of St. Michael, Loretto, Rev. Matthew Reese. Committal, church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Carmelite Monastery, P.O. Box 57, Loretto, Pa. 15940.
10 a.m. Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Basilica of St. Michael, Loretto, Pa. 15940
2 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 4, 2015
Kennedy Funeral Home, 233 Keystone Ave., Cresson, Pa. 16630