Crystal Joy (Swartz) Gessey

Crystal Joy (Swartz) Gessey, 50, of Jamestown, N.Y., died Wednesday April 9, 2014.

She was born Aug. 10, 1963, to Duncan Swartz Sr., and the late Patricia J. Swartz.

Crystal is survived by her stepmother, Clara Swartz; her two sons: Buster Conrad Swanson and Justin Charles Gessey; brothers and sisters: Duncan Swartz Jr., Robert W. (Cheryl) Swartz, Norine F. (Edward) Cramer, Tracey Kotch and Wanda (Christopher) Allen; four grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides her mother, Crystal is preceded in death by her husband, Norman C. Gessey; her brother, Daniel Nathan Swartz; and her sister, Rebecca Parkhurst.

Crystal enjoyed many outdoor activities, especially camping. She loved and cherished her grandchildren and her nieces and nephews.

There are no calling hours. Funeral services will be private. Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements by David J. Dengler, Larson-Timko Funeral Home, 679-9000.