Husband in nursing home shooting dies — (The Times)

By Ralph Curcio/The Times, Trenton

on October 16, 2007 at 2:20 PM, updated October 16, 2007 at 5:57 PM

TRENTON — William Gervon, the 82-year-old man whom authorities said shot his 80-year-old wife to death Friday evening in a Ewing nursing home before shooting himself, died at Capital Health System at Fuld hospital, a hospital official confirmed Tuesday.

His alleged suicide attempt had put him in the hospital in critical condition.

Gervon’s wife of 59 years, Florence Gervon, had been in failing health from a recent stroke and was staying at CareOne at Ewing, a private nursing home on Parkway Avenue, when William Gervone shot her in a bathroom there.

William Gervon had been treated for depression and was only released from Hampton Behavioral Health Center in Westampton the day before the shooting.

Their son, Neil Gervon, said the shooting was an act of love, and that injuries his father sustained from shooting himself in the mouth had left him hanging by a thread, without brain function, according to a report published in The Times on Sunday.