John Gerber

 

John Arnold Gerber Sr.

May 2, 1936 - December 3, 2017

Obituary:

John A. Gerber Sr., 81 of Rittman, died peacefully on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 at Wadsworth Pointe in Wadsworth after a lengthy illness.
John was born May 2, 1936 in Massillon to the late Victor Sr. and Mildred (Mohler) Gerber and married the former Roberta Warren on May 27, 1961.  Roberta preceded him in death on Jan. 24, 2012.  He graduated from Doylestown High School and retired from Hill-N-Griffith in Burbank and he truly loved  his family.  John enjoyed spending his time fishing, golfing, playing poker and watching sports and will be greatly missed.
Surviving are his children, Vivian (Jim) Fagan of Creston, David (Iris) Gerber of Orrville, Rhonda Gerber of Creston and Vickie (Stan) Smallwood of Wooster; a daughter-in-law, Maria Gerber of Texas;  12 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter.  Also surviving are sisters and a brother, Betty Houle of Mt. Vernon, Linda Desing of Pensacola, FL, Victor (Terry) Gerber of Doylestown, Lillian King and Ruth (Bill) Smith both of Naples, FL and Becky Geier of Barberton.
He was preceded in death by his wife, a son, John Gerber Jr., a brother, Paul Werntz and a sister, Carolyn Obrock. 
Services will be Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Murray Funeral Home in Creston with Rev. Travis McKenzie officiating.  Burial will be in Sherwood Memorial Gardens.  Friends may call Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. at one hour prior to services at the funeral home.  Tributes may be shared at www.Murray-Funeral-Home.com
 
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