November 6, 1921 - April 19, 2018
Bessie Whitley Gentile passed away Thursday, April 19, 2018 at the age of 96. She was born in Nash County North Carolina on November 6, 1921. She worked as a bookkeeper for several firms in Cleveland, Ohio. She was a longtime member of St. Martin of Tours Church. She was an avid gardener and filled her yard with flowers. She was a generous and good friend. She volunteered at Bedford Medical Center for many years. After moving to Delaware, she volunteered at Longwood Gardens and Alfred I. Dupont Hospital for Children. She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty years, Eugene A. Gentile; her three-year-old son Jeffrey; and her seven siblings: her twin Mrs. Lessie Turner, her sister Mrs. Esther Talbot and her brothers Percy, Burtis, Willard, Harvey, and Rudolph. She is survived by her son Wayne and his wife Susan and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be Saturday April 28, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Martin of Tours Church. The family will receive friends at Vito-Nero Funeral Home 6130 Turney Rd. (2 Blocks South of Rockside) 1 hour prior to Mass.