GELLES, RICHARD, 59, fell asleep in the Lord on Thursday April 17, 2014.
Richard was born on October 18, 1954, in Queens, New York City to the late George and Nora Kelly Gelles.
He graduated from Hofstra University receiving a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting. He began working for Salomon Brothers brokerage firm in 1974 and remained with them for 23 years. In 1998, he became the operations manager of the Hilliard Lyons Reorganization Department, in Louisville.
He was preceded in death by his parents George and Nora Kelly Gelles and his sister Veronica.
He is survived by his wife, Jennie Atty Gelles; his sons Richard George Gelles and Alexander Michael Gelles; his brother George; sister Madeline Mistretta; several nieces and nephews, and cousins.
Visitation will be held 2-6 p.m. Monday April 21, 2014, at St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church on Hikes Lane at Furman Boulevard, Louisville, with the funeral service beginning at 6 p.m. Richard Gelles will be interred at St. Tikhon's Cemetery in South Canaan, PA. Ratterman and Sons, Bardstown Road, is caring for the family.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made in his memory to St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church.
Ratterman & Sons Funeral Home
3800 Bardstown Road Louisville, KY 40218
Published in The Courier-Journal on Apr. 20, 2014