Gerard Bordeau

Obituary of Gerard J. Bordeau

Gerard J. Bordeau Hornell Gerard Bordeau, 73, of Webster Street in Hornell, passed away Sunday (May 15, 2022) at The Hornell Gardens. Born in Paris, France on September 17, 1948 the son of Albert and Marcelle (Farcinet) Bordeau he had spent his early years residing in France before splitting time between The U.S. On September 11, 1971 he married Lisa Gertzman who survives. In the Late 1970’s Gerard and Lisa moved to the United States where they settled in the New York and New Jersey area. Recently their lives brought them to Hornell where Gerard enjoyed the last two years of his life. He had been Self Employed for many years as a house painter and paper hanger and will remembered for his love and compassion for animals and his love of cartooning which included the sketching of many characters. Gerard also had a special place in his heart for music and the arts. He was predeceased by both parents as well as his Half Brother; Jacques Lety, and a nephew; Michel Bordeau. Surviving in addition to his wife of fifty years (Lisa Bordeau) of Hornell are two sons; David Bordeau of Port Henry, N.Y. and Charles (Basia Chytla) Bordeau of Hillsborough, N.J., his Ex Wife; Robin Bordeau of Butler, N.J., a brother; Pierre Bordeau of France, a sister; Marie-Therese Pommier of France and a grandson; Sebastien Bordeau of Butler, N.J. In accordance to Gerard’s wishes, there will be no calling hours. A celebration of life will be held at future date. Those wishing to remember Gerard are asked to consider a memorial contribution to The Hornell Area Humane Society, 7649 Industrial Park Rd, Hornell N.Y. 14843. The family is being assisted by Anthony Cone, Director at the Bender-Brown & Powers Funeral of Hornell.
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