Gail Criss


Gail Lyn Criss

April 4, 1964 - December 29, 2018


Gail Lyn Criss, 54, of Lodi passed away unexpectedly on December 29, 2018. 

She was born on April, 4, 1964 in Akron, Ohio to Rexanne Browning Hodges.  Gail truly lived life to the fullest thru simple pleasures; spending time laughing with family and friends, camping, racing, and we can’t forget her beloved Golden State Warriors, Michigan, and Steelers teams.

She leaves to cherish her memory; Mother Rexanne Hodges; children, Tara (Ben) Hershberger, Tiffany Randall and Billy (Wackie Jackie) Confer; her children's father Bill Confer; "Dog Son" Shorty; treasured sisters, Traci Celetti and Lisa Alborn; nephew, Rex Hodges; very special aunts and uncle, Rick and Geri Browning (Mike and Jim), Roz Browning (Ty and Tiffany Birkbeck).  Her world turned because of her precious nephew, Matthew Cox and her grandchildren, Rylee, Gage, Colton, and Jaxson. 

She was greeted at heaven’s gate by her very best friend and husband, Jerry Criss and her baby brother, Todd Hodges. 

Gail made a friend where ever she was and will be missed by many and for that reason the family will host a celebration of life on Saturday, Jan. 26th, 2019 at Orrville Christian Church 925 N. Elm Street, Orrville Ohio 44667 from 12:00-2:00 p.m.  A private burial will take place for family at the Western Reserve National Cemetery. 

 "She was first my mother.  Then she became my best friend.  Now she is my Angel" 

To leave an expression of sympathy for the family, please send through the Message Board on the left. 

Name: Brenda ("Betty") Wood

I have lost one of my best friends but I have alot of great memories until we meet again with Jerry. Fly high & say hi to Todd & my brother Rob! Love you forever Special Lady!  Love in Christ!


Name: Kathleen Kowalczyk

So sorry for your loss.  Your mom was a realllly nice and funny lady.  Always had me laughing as a neighbor and when I worked with her at Smuckers.  May God heal your hearts and God bless you!  Love, Kathleen (Matthew and Joshua’s mom) 


Name: Carolyn Lutz

Rexanne and those who loved Gail, my thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this sad time.  It is always hard to say our earthy good-byes to those we love and hold dear to our hearts.  I worked with Bob and Rex Browning and knew June through Sterling ties.  God Bless, In Jesus Love 







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