Scot Aldro Gerber, age 61, of New Philadelphia, died suddenly Monday, April 11, 2022, at work.
Born in Dennison, Ohio on October 3, 1960, he was a son of William Aldro and Shirley Joan (Touvel) Gerber.
He has worked at Progressive Foam for 30 years. He began in the mold department, then moved to the maintenance department because of his ability to fix anything. Always known as a hard worker, Scot also helped anyone camping at Atwood Lake fix things on their boats or campers.
Scot was a selfless, caring man, a member of First Baptist Church in New Philadelphia. For many years driving a bus for the Good Shepherd Ministry of the church. But his greatest joy was sharing time with family. His grandkids were the most important part of his life. He worked the midnight shift so that he would always be available for his kids and grandkids. He made sure that he never missed one of their events.
He enjoyed being outdoors, camping, boating, and fishing at Atwood Lake.
He is survived by his mother, Shirley Gerber of New Philadelphia; children, Shawnda (John) Holland, Kayla (Keith) Beamish, and Jim Stringer all of New Philadelphia; grandchildren, William, Holland, Octavius Holland, Xavier Holland, Emerson Holland, Graysen Holland, Luke Holland, Zayla Holland, Ethan Beamish, Liam Beamish, Ravynn Stringer, Regan Stringer, and Maya Stringer; his sister, Cindy Gerber, and a brother, Bryan Gerber.
Scot was preceded in death by his father William Aldro Gerber.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral & Crematory at New Philadelphia. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Troy Stogsdill officiating. Burial will follow in Schoenbrunn Meadow Cemetery at New Philadelphia.