Long Island Scrap Metal

July 19, 2011

Gershow Recycling Donates $2,000 to American Cancer Society at Sayville Relay For Life

Gershow Recycling Donates $2,000 to American Cancer Society at Sayville Relay For Life

Tanya Pottinger (left), Human Resources Generalist, and Rich Ruoff (fourth from left), Employee, Gershow Recycling, present a check in the amount of $2,000 to Melissa McManus (fifth from right), Chair, Sayville Relay for Life. Also pictured (l-r): Emily DeCotis and Patty Ruoff, Mr. Ruoff's granddaughter and wife; Joe LePage, father-in-law of Peter Bertuccio, Manager of Gershow's Bay Shore facility; Mr. Bertuccio's wife Mary, John and Patty DeCotis, Mr. Ruoff's son-in-law and daughter; and Kim Watanabe, Member, Patsy's Gang. Front row (l-r): Ryan DeCotis, Mr. Ruoff's grandson; Jenny Oliveros, Member, Patsy's Gang; and Ed and Jennifer Yeznach, Mr. Ruoff's son and daughter.


On June 18-19, employees at Gershow Recycling and members of "Patsy's Gang" took part in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life at Sayville Middle School. Gershow donated $2,000 in joining Patsy's Gang to raise over $6,000 to support the fight against cancer. Relay For Life celebrates the lives of those who have battled cancer, and remembers those loved ones lost to the deadly disease. In addition to the company's generous donation, Gershow Recycling sponsored the relay and donated a Dumpster for the event.

Patsy's Gang is comprised of Gershow employee Rich Ruoff, his father-in-law Joe LePage and Mr. LePage's two daughters, Mary Bertuccio, whose husband Peter manages Gershow's Bay Shore facility, and Patricia Ruoff, Mr. Ruoff's wife. The group is named in honor of Mr. LePage's wife, Patsy, who passed away three and a half years ago from cancer. Patsy's Gang was the only Silver team to participate in the two-day event, which raised more than $25,000.