Times have been set for the visitation and funeral services honoring Mr. Werner at Follett and Werner Funeral Home in Westhampton Beach.
Visitations will be held on Tuesday, October 28 from 7 to 9 p.m. and the following day from 2 to 4 p.m. then again from 7 to 9 p.m. at the home at 60 Mill Road.
A funeral mass will be held on Thursday, October 30 at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church on Quiogue and a private cremation will follow.
Mr. Werner’s family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donation can be made to East End Hospice, Immaculate Conception’s food pantry or the Gordon Werner Memorial Scholarship.
Gordon Werner, a longtime resident, business owner and community leader in the greater Westhampton area, died Thursday night while on vacation with his family in Florida.
Operator of the Follett and Werner Funeral Home on Mill Road in Westhampton Beach, as well as a member both of the Westhampton Beach Board of Education and the Rotary Club of Westhampton, Mr. Werner’s presence was felt throughout Westhampton Beach Village, his home hamlet of Westhampton and much of the surrounding area.
Family friends said Mr. Werner died after suffering a heart attack. He was 63.
Mr. Werner was actively involved in East End Hospice, serving on the organization’s advisory board prior to its formation and, more recently, acting as a member of the nonprofit’s ethics committee while also training new volunteers. For his efforts with the organization, Mr. Werner was presented with the 13th annual Dorothy P. Savage Good Samaritan Award in 2012.
“The true Good Samaritans are the volunteers and the nurses of East End Hospice, and I accept this award on their behalf,” he said at the time.
Additionally, Mr. Werner was director of the Westhampton Cemetery Association and actively involved with the Family Service League in Westhampton Beach. In 2000, both he and Jeannette McCreedy served as co-grand marshals of the Westhampton Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
A resident of Westhampton since 1989, Mr. Werner is survived by his wife, Bernadette, five children and many grandchildren. His family could not immediately be reached for comment.
Funeral services will be held at Follett and Werner, although times have not yet been set.