Long Island Scrap Metal

August 2, 2012

Gershow Recycling Donates $2,500 to American Cancer Society at Sayville Relay for Life

Gershow Recycling Donates $2,500 to American Cancer Society at Sayville Relay for Life

Tanya Pottinger (third from left), Human Resources Generalist, Gershow Recycling, presents a check in the amount of $2,500 to Melissa McManus, Event Chair, Sayville Relay for Life, to the American Cancer Society. Standing behind the check and joined by their family members are some of the members of Patsy’s Gang (left to right): Margaret Watson and Maureen Campbell, Rich Ruoff, Gershow employee; Patty Ruoff, Mr. Ruoff’s wife; Joe LePage, father-in-law of Peter Bertuccio, Manager, Gershow’s Bay Shore facility; Mary Bertuccio, Mr. Bertuccio’s wife; Tom LePage, Jennifer and Ed Yeznach, Jennifer Oliveros, Patti DeCotis and Kim Watanabe, Members, Patsy’s Gang.

Sitting (l-r) are members of Patsy’s Gang and their children: Hannah LePage, Kerri Campbell, Owen LePage, Joe Watson, Michael Watson, Martina LePage, Emily DeCotis, John DeCotis and Ryan DeCotis.


On June 16-17, 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 $2,500 in joining Patsy’s Gang to raise over $7,000 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. The company also gave out its activity books to the children at 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 five years ago from cancer. Patsy’s Gang was the only Platinum team to participate in the two-day event.

Gershow has eight locations in Brooklyn, New Hyde Park, Valley Stream, Freeport, Lindenhurst, Huntington Station, Bay Shore and Medford. For more information, call (631) 289-6188 or visit www.gershow.com.