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Charles Gary Stoner

September 25, 1934 — April 19, 2022

Charles Gary Stoner, age 87, of Ragersville, Ohio, passed away Tuesday April 19, 2022, after a brief period of declining health.

Gary was born September 25, 1934, to John Glenn Stoner and Emily Katherine McCann Stoner in Carmichaels, Pennsylvania. Gary graduated from Waynesburg High School in 1953 then West Virginia University with a degree in Electrical Engineering.

On January 14th 1956, he married the love of his life, Nancy Warne Stoner, and they had four children, Amy, Eric, Brian and Leigh Ann.

Gary was a veteran of the United States Coast Guard serving in the North Atlantic, upper Great Lakes and the Western Pacific. He was an Electrical Engineer by trade where he worked on the Nike X anti-ballistic missile project and later worked on the design and underwater testing of the first generation of underwater electric power tools. Gary had a passion for bird hunting, traveling the country hunting pheasant, grouse, woodcock and quail with his friends, family and English Setters, Chip and Ruff. Gary was an avid fly fisherman and in his younger years an avid scuba diver, exploring coral reefs of the South Pacific and underwater ship and plane wrecks. He was also an avid photographer and in the early 1960’s, he designed and constructed his own underwater cameras. But, most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially, prior to her death, his wife Nancy, his children and grandchildren, going on hikes, exploring the outdoors, teaching them to build campfires, how to shoot and how to fish.

Gary is survived by his daughter Amy (Bob) Harris of Sugarcreek Ohio, his son Eric (Joan Reiser) Stoner of Loudonville Ohio; his son-in-law, John Morgan of New Philadelphia and daughter-in-law Andrea (Curt) Underwood of Pickerington, Ohio; his brothers, Gregg (Anita) Stoner of Waynesburg Pennsylvania, Joel Gaynor Stoner of Powell Ohio; sisters, Judy Caldwell and Paula Falcon of Waynesburg, Pennsylvania.

Completing the family are his grandchildren, Erika (CJ) Metzger of New Philadelphia, Erin Harris (Michael Leonardi) of Canton, Sarah Stoner (Adam Schwieterman) of Wooster, Ohio, Margie (Jason) Brown of Dayton, Ohio, Emily Stoner of Delaware, Ohio, Carrie Morgan of Albania, Michael Morgan (Samantha Williams) of Raleigh, North Carolina, Calvin Stoner, Eliza Stoner, Heather Stoner and Holly Stoner, all of Pickerington, Ohio; great grandchildren, Elanor Metzger, Ethan Metzger and Alexander Jameson “AJ” Brown; special friends, Geovany Itzep-Santiago of Sugarcreek, Terri Naylor of New Philadelphia and Ron Tinor of New Philadelphia as well as many special nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Gary was preceded in death in 2000 by his loving wife of 44 years, Nancy Warne Stoner; a son, Brian Scott Stoner in 2010, and daughter, Leigh Ann Stoner Morgan in 1990.

In keeping with Gary’s wishes, the family will gather for a private graveside service in the Ragersville Cemetery. The Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia is handling arrangements.

Memorial contributions in Gary’s name may be made to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.

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