We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Cantelmi Long Funeral Home
Regina "Gigi” Gestl, 57, of Bethlehem, passed away on August 2, 2022, after weeks of support and love from her family and friends. Born in Allentown on April 5, 1965, she was the daughter of Russell Gestl and the late Frances M. (Ender) Gestl. Gigi was a member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Bethlehem, PA. She was a graduate of Salisbury High School, class of 1983, and went on to graduate from The Pennsylvania State University, where she enjoyed many PSU football games and tailgating prior to the games. Upon graduation, she worked for KidsPeace, as a mental health worker for children, until her early thirties when Multiple Sclerosis prevented her from working any longer. Despite her battle with MS, Gigi was courageous as she helped care for her nieces, nephews, and aging parents. She was able to continue her social life and enjoyed family gatherings, concerts, traveling, and Birthday Weekends. She was an avid reader and lover of animals. She absolutely adored koala bears! Her favorite time of year in Bethlehem was Musikfest where she enjoyed a variety of music with friends and family.
Survivors: In addition to her loving dad Russell and her devoted dog Diesel, she will be remembered by her siblings, Russell Gestl and wife Gail, John Gestl and wife Coleen, Joseph Gestl and wife Sandra, Mary Agnes "Meg" Todd and husband Frank and Robin Garcia and husband Ivo; nieces and nephews, Derek Gestl, Amanda Gestl (Alec Jenkins), Jessica Gestl, Cristine Gosch (Donnie), John Russell Gestl, Paul Gestl, Alia Gestl, Michele Todd, Andrew Todd (Genova), Colette Todd, Aijah Garcia, Atticus Garcia, Brianna Garcia, Justin Garcia and her great nieces and nephews Harleigh and Jude Gosch, Stella and Beau Todd, Jamison and Leighanna Todd, and Brader Jenkins.
Services: A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at Holy Ghost Church, 417 Carlton Ave, Bethlehem, PA 18015. A Viewing will be held on Monday, August 8, 2022 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Cantelmi Long Funeral Home, 500 Linden St., Bethlehem, PA 18018. Inurnment will take place at Holy Saviour Cemetery, Bethlehem. A memory tribute may be placed at www.cantelmifuneralhome.com.
Contributions: In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Australian Koala Foundation, 2959, Brisbane, Queensland 4001.