Gerald "Gary" Hootman, Sr.

May 3, 1940 - May 3, 2017
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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory
Anne Hurst Hall
Mickey Moore
ND Therapy Department
Anastasia Reidenbach
Barbara Sexton
Megan Music
Bob and Carolyn Vaughn
Dixie Dyer
Kelly Boswell
Mary Meiser
Rocky Dusenberry


Gerald D. Hootman, Sr., 77, of New Philadelphia passed away in New Dawn Healthcare Center, on May 3, 2017 following a period of declining health.

Born in New Philadelphia on May 3, 1940, Gary was the son of the late John F. and Beatrice (Ickes) Hootman.

After completing his formal education at New Philadelphia, G…

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Gerald D. Hootman, Sr., 77, of New Philadelphia passed away in New Dawn Healthcare Center, on May 3, 2017 following a period of declining health.

Born in New Philadelphia on May 3, 1940, Gary was the son of the late John F. and Beatrice (Ickes) Hootman.

After completing his formal education at New Philadelphia, Gary served his country in the United States Army prior to joining the New Philadelphia Police Department. After 25 years of service to the city, Gary retired as a Captain of the department. He spent many years of his retirement serving as the bailiff at the New Philadelphia Municipal Court.

On March 19, 1966, Gary married the former Bonnie S. Devore and together they were members of the Faith Christian Church and the Fraternal Order of the Police Lodge #4.

He will be deeply missed by his wife, Bonnie of New Philadelphia; his sons, Gary (Shari) Hootman, Jr., and Larry (Amy) Hootman of New Philadelphia; in addition to his grandchildren, Sara and Zach Hootman and Jacob and Emily Hootman.

He was preceded in passing by his parents; and his brother, John F. Hootman, Jr.

Memorial visitation will be held in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home in New Philadelphia on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. A service celebrating Gary’s life will be held in the funeral home chapel on Monday at 10:30 am with Pastor Brian Flood officiating. Military honors will be rendered at the funeral home following the service. Cremation will be cared for through Geib’s Tuscarawas Valley Crematory.

Memorial contributions in Gary’s memory may be directed to Community Hospice of Tuscarawas County, 716 Commercial Ave SW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.


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Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, May 7, 2017

Time: 1:00 pm

End Time: 3:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory


116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Monday, May 8, 2017

Time: 10:30 am

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory


116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Community Hospice

716 Commercial Ave. SW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Born: May 3, 1940
Died: May 3, 2017

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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.


Rich & Robin Inman posted on 5/8/17

We are sorry for your loss. I enjoyed my time working under him as security at IMCO. He will be greatly missed.


Retired TCSO Sgt. James Eichel posted on 5/8/17

It is with sincere sympathy we send our condolences on the passing of Gary. I had the pleasure of working with him for many years. He was one of the best.


Tammy Meese posted on 5/6/17

I'm so sorry for your loss.. prayers, thoughts and hugs to you all.


Pat and Dick Bible posted on 5/6/17

So very sorry to hear about Gary. You will always have great memories of him. Thoughts go to you and your family.


Karen (Abel) Smitley posted on 5/5/17

My sympathy to the entire family. May you find comfort in his memories. Rest in peace, cousin.


John and Dottie Shott posted on 5/4/17

So sorry to hear about Gary sending our sympathy and prayers for the family


Susan(Lewis) Galbraith posted on 5/4/17

I'm so sorry to learn of Gary's passing. He was a good guy and so funny. We had a lot of laughs when we worked at Muni court. I'll keep you all in my prayers.


Wanda Shaffer posted on 5/4/17

So very sorry for your loss, praying God will give you comfort and peace. In Friendship and Sympathy Wanda and Richard Shaffer.


Linda Conkle posted on 5/4/17

So sorry for your loss. You all are in our Thoughts and Prayers during this difficult time.


Anne Hurst Hall posted on 5/4/17

With sincere sympathy.


Anne Hurst Hall posted on 5/4/17

To the entire Hootman family: This is to extend our very sincere sympathy for the loss of Gary. I knew him for many years.... he always helped everyone he could and was always so very nice. He most certainly touched many, many lives and will long be remembered. Keeping you in prayers. Anne Hurst Hall - N. Philadelphia Ed Hall - Zanesville, OH.


CAROL FOX (KOHLS) posted on 5/4/17

Bonnie. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


Jean (Punky) Sharkey posted on 5/4/17

Bonnie, I'm so sorry to see that Gary has past away. He was always so nice. Please accept my sincere sympathies to you and the family. John 11:1-44. These Scriptures gave me a lot of comfort when I lost my loved ones in death. I hope that you will find comfort in them as I did. Sincerely, Punky


Rod Hall posted on 5/4/17

Larry and Family: My deepest sympathy on your loss. Gary was one of the best at NPPD. He was a dedicated public servant and a man of great compassion. Prayers to you and your family.


Mickey Moore posted on 5/4/17

My deepest sympathy to your family, I knew Gary all thru school and would run into him around town from time to time. A very nice man .


ND Therapy Department posted on 5/4/17

Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this most difficult time. May God Bless you and hold you close.


Kayce Cookson posted on 5/4/17

Larry, Amy, Jacob & Emily We are so very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all. Also Bonnie you're in our prayers. May you have peace and comfort, during this time of sorrow. Love, Ryan, Kayce & James Cookson


Joe & Lucy Heck posted on 5/3/17

Bonnie, Larry & Gary.....So sorry for the loss of Big Gary. I have nothing but fond memories of Gary in my childhood. I know he was well liked and respected by many. May he rest in eternal peace! Prayers to the entire Hootman Family!


Anastasia Reidenbach posted on 5/3/17

Prayers to the family ??


Barbara Sexton posted on 5/3/17

Larry & family, So sorry for the loss of a great guy, so friendly. Praying for comfort for you all.


Megan Music posted on 5/3/17

Such a sweet man!! Prayers for the family.


cindi turney posted on 5/3/17

So sorry to hear of Gary's passing you all are in our thoughts and prayers.. Cindi Turney & Stacey Williamson


Bob and Carolyn Vaughn posted on 5/3/17

Dear Bonnie, Larry, Gary and Families, We are so very sorry for your loss, what a great man he was...Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time... Bob and Carolyn Vaughn


Susy Webster posted on 5/3/17

So sorry for your families loss . Just know you have friends that are keeping you in their prayers. Gene and Susy Webster


Dixie Dyer posted on 5/3/17

Gary was a great guy, he made my day when I worked for the city. Sorry to hear of his passing.


Sheldon & Tammy DeMattio posted on 5/3/17

Sorry to hear of Gary's passing. Thoughts and prayers to Bonnie, Gary, Larry and family. Was my Captain for numerous years at the PD. He always made it interesting.


Lyle A. Tope II posted on 5/3/17

Bonnie, Larry, Gary & entire Hootman Family, Our sincere condolences on Gary's passing. We had alot of good times at NPPD and obviously serious work too. Gary was always there to help if I needed anything. A pleasure to have worked with him. May you all be consoled in your grief by our Lord, Jesus Christ. Respectfully, Lyle & Michelle Tope


Cindy & Frank Alesiano posted on 5/3/17

Dearest Bonnie, Gary, Larry and Families - I remembered this morning that it was Hoot's Birthday, then heard the news of his passing. I am so Very Sorry for your loss. He was my First Shift Captain at the Police Department and we have shared so many really wonderful times. He was Always my HERO ! He was a Policeman that always did what was right, and taught all us young kids what it meant to be a Good and Honest Cop. We would always joke he was a "Rule Follower!" We had so much fun at all the police functions. He was a true friend and I will always cherish our many Wonderful times together with all of you too! I have always known that no matter what stages in my life, I could always count on Bonnie and Gary to be there for me! I love you All! Sid


Cathy Casebeer posted on 5/3/17

So sorry to hear of Gary's passing. Enjoyed working with him at the city and enjoyed our talks. He was a wonderful guy. Prayers to the family.


Kelly Boswell posted on 5/3/17

I would like to say, this man is the reason I get to work at the kind of job that I love. Thank you for believing in me. God bless you and your family.


Tricia "Marsh" Patterson posted on 5/3/17

My condolences to the entire Hootman family. You all are in my thoughts. Tricia "Marsh" Patterson


Steve Anderson posted on 5/3/17

I am so sorry for your loss. He was such a good person. My thoughts and prayers will be with your family.


Amanda Robin posted on 5/3/17

Dear Bonnie and the rest of the Hootman family. I am deeply saddened by the loss of Gary. I've had the privilege of taking care of him in the past and sadly until today. Gary and Bonnie are very special people of whom I grew attached to. You all have my deepest sympathy and best regards. May you fly high Gary. With Love, Amanda


jacqueline mcbee posted on 5/3/17

Rest in Peace Gary.


Mary Meiser posted on 5/3/17

To Larry and family, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. With Deepest Sympathy The employees of Michael's Restaurant


Robert & Tammi Everett posted on 5/3/17

To the Hootman family, Tam and I send our deepest sympathy to all of you, with the passing of Gary. May all of your memories be the best and stay with you for the days, months and years ahead. Gary served his community well and will be forever remembered by many. He helped a multitude of people over the years and his service as a law enforcement officer will be forever engrained in the history of New Philadelphia. With deepest sympathy, Robert & Tammi Everett


Rocky Dusenberry posted on 5/3/17

You left NPPD just before my time started, however, I was able to get to know you when we'd cross paths at the court or at the FOP meetings. You always treated me with respect and always cheerful. Rest in Peace Brother.


Greg Geib posted on 5/3/17

Sending our deepest sympathy to the entire family we continue to pray for you all Greg and Sandy Geib


Tuscora Lodge #4 - Fraternal Order of Police posted on 5/3/17

On behalf of the members of Fraternal Order of Police - Tuscora Lodge #4, we extend our sympathy to the Hootman family and the law enforcement family of Brother Gary. He served his community well and made his mark with many people over the years. May he rest peacefully now with our Heavenly Father. His service on this earth has concluded, well done Brother, well done..... With heartfelt sympathy,


Cristina Mansfield posted on 5/3/17

So sorry for your loss Bonnie. Your family will be in my prayers.


Jill Ballantyne Albrecht posted on 5/3/17

I'm sorry to hear of Gary's passing. Bonnie, Larry & Gary your all good in my thoughts & prayers.


Kim Goudy posted on 5/3/17

So very sorry for the family's loss


Dave and Melanie Archer posted on 5/3/17

Dear Friends, Words cannot convey our sadness in your loss...We feel it also as we have been with all of you for many years...How sad that he lost his health at such a young age..Gary was a great Police Officer and Dave enjoyed working with him even though they were "across the river" from each other...The officers were all friends...We will remember many good times with Gary, Bonnie and your whole family and we will miss him dearly. Please know we are here for you and we will do whatever we can to help you. Sending our love and blessings in your time of sorrow and always. Your friends, Arch and Melanie