Gino Martinelli

July 7, 1924 - April 30, 2017
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Gino J. Martinelli, 92, of New Philadelphia, died Sunday, April 30, 2017 at his home following a period of declining health.

A son of the late Attilio and Ida (Baggia) Martinelli, Gino was born July 7, 1924 at Roswell, Ohio.

Gino graduated from Midvale High School in 1941.  Following graduation, he enlisted with…

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Gino J. Martinelli, 92, of New Philadelphia, died Sunday, April 30, 2017 at his home following a period of declining health.

A son of the late Attilio and Ida (Baggia) Martinelli, Gino was born July 7, 1924 at Roswell, Ohio.

Gino graduated from Midvale High School in 1941.  Following graduation, he enlisted with the United States Navy and served during World War II.

He then continued his education at Kent State University where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Education in 1949 and then earned a Master’s degree in Education at The Ohio State University in 1953.

He served as a school teacher at the former Uhrichsville High School as well as Claymont High School from 1949 to 1979.  Following his retirement from teaching, Gino worked as the Chief Ranger for the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District for 13 years.  Gino also served as the Mayor of Roswell for 17 years and as a bus driver for the Indian Valley School District.

Gino was an avid outdoorsman who especially enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening.  He also raised beagles and won a National Field Championship with his dog, Wally.  Gino had a love for baseball and he was a member of the Roswell Class “A” Baseball team well into his mid 40’s and was later inducted into the Cy Young Baseball Hall of Fame.  Gino enjoyed pitching horseshoes and was a lifelong fan of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the New York Yankees.

He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Carmie (Ruggeri) Martinelli whom he married on June 3, 1950 in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at Dennison; nine sons, Rich (Mary) of Belmont, Massachusetts, Mike (Jodie) of Perrysburg, Ohio, Bob (Kathy) of New Philadelphia, Steve (Jane) of Dover, Mark (Vi) of Sharpsburg, Georgia, Gary (Bridget) of New Philadelphia, Tom (Kelly) of North Canton, Paul (Holly Waldenmyer) of New Philadelphia and Vinny (Ruthann) Martinelli of Tuscarawas; a daughter, Gina (Alan) Mielcuszny of Ballwin, Missouri; 18 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Gino was preceded in death by his parents; one sister; three brothers and two grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia with the Rosary service being held at 7:45 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial celebrated by Father Jeff Coning will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 10 a.m. in Sacred Heart Catholic Church at New Philadelphia.  Burial with military honors will follow in St. Elizabeth Cemetery at Roswell.  A luncheon will be held in Tuscarawas Central Catholic High School following the committal service.

Those wishing to do so may send the family a personal condolence and light a candle in remembrance of Gino by visiting the funeral home website, www.geibcares.com.

Contributions may be made in Gino’s memory to Community Hospice of Tuscarawas County, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Time: 2:00 pm

End Time: 4:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Time: 6:00 pm

End Time: 8:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Thursday, May 4, 2017

Time: 10:00 am

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Address:

139 3rd Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Cemetery Information

Date: Thursday, May 4, 2017

St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Roswell OH

Address:

, Roswell , OH,

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Burial with military honors will follow services at the church.


Reception Information

Date: Thursday, May 4, 2017

Tuscarawas Central Catholic Jr/Sr High School

Address:

777 Third Street NE
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663

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A luncheon will be held at TCC High School following the committal service.


Donation Information

Community Hospice

716 Commercial Ave. SW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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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.

 

John Grossen posted on 5/9/17

I am so sorry to hear this news today. Although I did not know Gino personally, I am humbled by his many accomplishments. My sincere condolences to the Martinelli family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

 

Karen Harig posted on 5/4/17

Please accept our sincere condolences. Such a great man and friend to many. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Karen Carte Harig, Dee-Dee Carte Huff, Thelma Carte, Larry Opphile

 

Jack & Suzanne Nemetz posted on 5/4/17

Carmie and The Martinelli Family. Our sincere sympathy for you loss. Thoughts and prayers be with you all.

 

John and Carol Todd posted on 5/3/17

We were sorry to hear about Gino. He was a wonderful man that we had the pleasure of knowing. He was the only one we permitted to 'hunt' on our property, although he ran the dogs more than hunted. Once he 'lost' one of the beagles on our property. Gino went home and we called him later that the dog was at our house. Of course, by the time Gino got there, the beagle had a bath, some warm 'people food' and was sleeping snuggled in the bed. Gino laughed and laughed... Our sincere condolences to the family.

 

Mark Sales posted on 5/3/17

Carmie, Gary and the entire Martinelli family, my deepest condolences to you. Gino was great man. Prayers for all during this difficult time. Mark Sales

 

annette mathias posted on 5/2/17

sorry for your loss, great man.

 

Rhonda Martinelli Beans posted on 5/2/17

Praying for you Carmie and the rest of the Martinelli family..my memories of Gino would be watching the fighting Irish with him in the basement...and watching him play at our home with his granddaughter...Our Daughter Emily...Now they will both be with each other for eternity...I pray for you to have strength to carry you through life's journey!

 

Joyce Wright posted on 5/2/17

Carmine and family, so sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Joyce Wright ( Yong's Salon and Red Hats)

 

Deb Jarvis posted on 5/2/17

Carmie and family ~ We are so sorry for your loss.. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Scott & Deb Jarvis Gage Miller

 

Lois Callihan posted on 5/2/17

Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your dad and husband. Gino was a wonderful man and will be missed by all. Prayers for your family at this difficult time. Love, Ed & Lois Callihan

 

Dottie Shott posted on 5/1/17

Carmie and family so sorry for your loss you have our sympathy keeping your family in our prayers Dottie and John Shott

 

Ann & Gerry Mroczkowski posted on 5/1/17

Being a "native" of Roswell, I have known Gino all my life. He was a good, fair, honest man and lived a good life. Please accept our sincere sympathy and take care of Carmie

 

Leslie Martinelli Roney posted on 5/1/17

Uncle Gino ..... you will be missed, our family will never be the same. Love and prayers to you Aunt Carmie and kids.

 

Glen and Sherri Jewell posted on 5/1/17

We offer are deepest sympathy to Bob, Kathy, Anna and Robby and especially Carmi. Please know that we will keep your family in our prayers .

 

MR. & DR. KEVIN B. (DENISE) PETITTE posted on 5/1/17

OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL. DENISE AND I SEND OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY!

 

Mary Meiser posted on 5/1/17

With the Deepest Sympathy Everyone at Michael's Restaurant

 

Heather & Brian Scott posted on 5/1/17

Deepest sympathy to Carmie, Bob and Kathy, Robby and Anna, and the rest of the Martinelli's. You're in our thoughts and prayers.

 

Bill Monte posted on 5/1/17

I offer my sympathy to the Martinelli family. Gino and Carmie served my mother, father, and oldest daughter's funeral and wedding meals @ St Elizabeth's basement in Roswell & TCCCJSHS. Both were always concerned about enough food. May I say there was always enough love given and I truly know that Gino is happy to be w/the Lord. Born and raised in Roswell watching Gino play 3rd base in the 1940's/50's while my dad umpired is a great childhood memory.

 

Marsha Mari & Bonnie Domer posted on 5/1/17

Dear Carmie & Family We Our So Very Sorry for Your Loss. Holding all of You in Our Thoughts & Prayers.

 

Karen Dreher posted on 5/1/17

So sorry for your precious loss. I know how you are feeling having our mother pass on the 8th.My Heart goes out to all of you. Praying for strength and Peace for all of you during this time of sorrow. God Bless!! Karen (Cunningham) Dreher

 

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