Michael "Shay" Gelzer

June 28, 1964 ~ January 16, 2018 (age 53)

Michael Shay Gelzer, 53, of La Plata, MD, passed away peacefully at his home in LaPlata, Maryland on January 16, 2018.  Born June 28, 1964 to John & Bonnie Gelzer, he is survived by his wife Lisa M. Gelzer, son, Michael S. Gelzer Jr., daughter, Ashley N. Gelzer, step-children, Joseph and Rebecca Longley; brother, Steve Gelzer, sister, Michelle Gelzer, and father, John Gelzer.  He was a member of the IEUC (International Union of Elevator Constructors) Local 10, and worked in the elevator industry for many years.

Shay, as he was known to family & friends, was a handyman and “Jack of all Trades” who enjoyed working with his hands.  He was a talented mechanic, who worked on cars in his spare time, and enjoyed watching the Nascar races.  He loved and was loved by family & friends, and will be missed and remembered by many.

The family will receive friends on Monday, January 29, 2018, from 5 - 7 PM at the funeral home with a Memorial Service at 6 PM.

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